Furnace-generated acid aerosols: speciation and pulmonary effects.

@article{Amdur1989FurnacegeneratedAA,
  title={Furnace-generated acid aerosols: speciation and pulmonary effects.},
  author={Mary O. Amdur and Lung-chi Chen},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1989},
  volume={79},
  pages={147 - 150}
}
Guinea pigs were exposed to ultrafine aerosols (less than 0.1 micron) of zinc oxide with a surface layer of sulfuric acid. These acid-coated aerosols are typical of primary emissions from smelters and coal combustors. Repeated daily 3-hr exposures for 5 days produce decrements in lung volumes and pulmonary diffusing capacity and elevations of lung weight/body weight ratio, protein, and number of neutrophils in pulmonary lavage fluid at concentrations of 20 micrograms/m3. A single 1-hr exposure… CONTINUE READING

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