Particulate matter in the atmosphere: which particle properties are important for its effects on health?

@article{Harrison2000ParticulateMI,
  title={Particulate matter in the atmosphere: which particle properties are important for its effects on health?},
  author={R. Mark Harrison and Jianxin Yin},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2000},
  volume={249 1-3},
  pages={85-101}
}
Whilst epidemiological studies have consistently demonstrated adverse effects of particulate matter exposure on human health, the mechanism of effect is currently unclear. One of the major issues is whether the toxicity of the particles resides in some particular fraction of the particles as defined by chemical composition or size. This article reviews selected data on the major and minor component composition of PM2.5 and PM10 particulate matter showing quite major geographic variations in… CONTINUE READING