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Ambient aerosols and human health: Working towards a combined analytical and toxicological approach.

Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 401, 3041-3044 (2011)
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Around the world particulate air pollution represents one of the most urgent problems in environmental health. Numerous epidemiological studies have shown that human health and well-being are substantially impacted by elevated levels of airborne particulate matter (PM) [6–8]. This is well documented, starting with the classical work on the air-pollution-related death toll of the London smog episode in 1952 [1, 2] and the famous six cities study in the USA [3–5] which investigated the influence of ambient particle levels in several polluted US cities on the life expectancy of their inhabitants. Moreover, a meta-analysis of epidemiological data and the measured mass concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM10, i.e. particles with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 10 μm) in Europe by the Clean Air For Europe (CAFE) steering group of the European Commission [9] yielded eye-opening results that generated a colour-coded map of Europe, depicting the estimated loss of life expectancy in
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Editorial
Schlagwörter Fine particulate matter; Harvard 6 cities; Organic-compounds; Air-pollution; In-vitro; Mass-spectrometry; Oxidative stress; Human lung; Particles; Nanoparticles
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1618-2642
e-ISSN 1618-2650
Quellenangaben Band: 401, Heft: 10, Seiten: 3041-3044 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Springer
Verlagsort Heidelberg
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed