Direct determination of metals in PM10 filters by laser ablation-ICP-MS
Book chapter, 2011

© 2010, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. The concentration of airborne particles has dramatically increased since the onset of the industrial revolution.Exposure to airborne particles has been demonstrated to cause effects is humans and animals, including asthma, lung cancer and cardiovascular problems (Lave and Seskin 1970; Lave and Seskin 1973; Pope et al.1995).Premature deaths have been attributed to exposure to airborne particles.Particle size is believe to be the main determinant of toxicity because only particles smaller than 10 μm penetrate into the lungs and the smaller the particles the deeper they can penetrate.The finding that exposure to PM 10 may result in health effects has sparked the initiation of monitoring programs.While particle concentrations are typically determined, there is a widespread interest in the composition of particles because it may partly be linked to health effects and inhalation of airborne particles is a source of exposure to metallic and organic compounds.In addition, the composition of airborne particles provides information relevant to source apportionment.

Author

Sebastien Rauch

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Gabriele Carugati

Universita degli Studi dell'Insubria

Ying Cao

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Urban Airborne Particulate Matter

1863-5520 (ISSN)

9783642122774 235-243

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Analytical Chemistry

Environmental Sciences

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-12278-1_11

ISBN

978-3-642-12277-4

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