Ambient endotoxin concentrations in PM10 from Southern California.

@article{MuellerAnneling2004AmbientEC,
  title={Ambient endotoxin concentrations in PM10 from Southern California.},
  author={Linda J. Mueller-Anneling and Ed Avol and John M. Peters and Peter S Thorne},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2004},
  volume={112},
  pages={583 - 588}
}
Concentrations of endotoxin in urban air pollution have not previously been extensively characterized. We measured 24-hr levels of PM10 (particulate matter < 10 microm in aerodynamic diameter) and the associated endotoxin component once every 6 weeks for 1 year in 13 communities in Southern California. All the samples collected had detectable PM10 and endotoxin levels. The geometric mean PM10 was 34.6 microg/m3 [geometric SD (GSD), 2.1; range, 3.0-135]. By volume, the endotoxin geometric mean… CONTINUE READING

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