Effects of metals within ambient air particulate matter (PM) on human health.

@article{Chen2009EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of metals within ambient air particulate matter (PM) on human health.},
  author={Lung-chi Chen and M. D. Steven B. Lippmann},
  journal={Inhalation toxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={1-31}
}
We review literature providing insights on health-related effects caused by inhalation of ambient air particulate matter (PM) containing metals, emphasizing effects associated with in vivo exposures at or near contemporary atmospheric concentrations. Inhalation of much higher concentrations, and high-level exposures via intratracheal (IT) instillation that inform mechanistic processes, are also reviewed. The most informative studies of effects at realistic exposure levels, in terms of… CONTINUE READING