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Mineralogical, chemical and toxicological characterization of the urban air particles

Authors

KLÁNOVÁ Jana ČUPR Pavel FRANCŮ Juraj FLEGROVÁ Zuzana LANDLOVÁ Linda NOVÁK Jiří BARTOŠ Tomáš

Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Organohalogen Compounds
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Field Air pollution and control
Keywords Particles; PM; deposition
Description In spite of growing attention devoted to the effects of particles on human health, there are no studies linking the toxicological effects of particles to their size dependent chemical composition and the chemical compounds sorbed on their surfaces.In our study, a combination of methods was used to describe the morphology and potential of various size fractions of the PM, to determine the chemicals associated with their surfaces and to link it to toxicological effects and related risks. This set of information has to be considered when assessing the fate of organic compounds in the atmosphere including long-range transport and sink processes. Deposition (both dry and wet) rates will differ for various particle sizes as will differ also degradation rates of associated compounds.
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