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The respiratory health effects of geogenic (earth derived) PM10


Williams, L 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) [Substantial Review]

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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:Substantial Review
Keywords:geogenic particles, PM10, respiratory health effects, particulate matter, physicochemical properties, review
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Respiratory diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Williams, L (Mr Lewis Williams)
UTAS Author:Chen, L (Dr Ling Chen)
UTAS Author:Zosky, GR (Professor Graeme Zosky)
ID Code:129758
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2018-12-18
Last Modified:2018-12-18

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