Inherent redox properties of diesel exhaust particles: catalysis of the generation of reactive oxygen species by biological reductants.

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The toxicity of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) can be due to the particle itself, extractable components, or both. Many studies focus on the biological properties of DEP-extractable components although it is possible that chemical properties inherent to the DEP itself can lead to toxicity. Thus, an examination of the chemistry inherent to DEP was carried… (More)

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