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The respiratory health effects of geogenic (earth derived) PM10


Williams, LJ and Chen, L and Zosky, GR, The respiratory health effects of geogenic (earth derived) PM10, Inhalation Toxicology, 29, (8) pp. 342-355. ISSN 0895-8378 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/08958378.2017.1367054


Inhalation of particulate matter less than 10 mm in diameter (PM10) has a range of implications for respiratory health. In order to mitigate these effects regulatory bodies have set ambient air quality guidelines based on the known dose–response relationships between PM10 exposure and health outcomes. However, these data are based almost entirely on PM10 from urban regions, which are typically dominated by particulates from combustion sources. In contrast, there are limited data on the respiratory health effects of particles from nonurban regions that often contain a high geogenic (earth derived) component. In this narrative review, we summarize the existing evidence for the respiratory health effects of inhalation of geogenic PM10. We outline the impact of physicochemical properties on the lung response, with a view to identifying gaps in the field.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:geogenic particles, PM10, respiratory health effects, particulate matter, physicochemical properties, review
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Respiratory Diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Author:Williams, LJ (Mr Lewis Williams)
Author:Chen, L (Dr Ling Chen)
Author:Zosky, GR (Associate Professor Graeme Zosky)
ID Code:121856
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2017-10-18
Last Modified:2018-09-11

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