Exposure and harm to combustion-derived wood particles

The human respiratory system is the gateway of entry for inhaled detritus from anthropogenic (e.g. combustionderived (CD) particulate matter (PM; e.g. diesel exhaust and wood-burning PM). Adult humans inhale 20m 3 of air and suspended debris (gases and particles) into the airways daily. Inhalation exposure to CDPM (Figure 1) is known to increase the risk of… (More)