Source apportionment of metallic elements in urban atmospheric particulate matter and assessment of its water-soluble fraction toxicity

  title={Source apportionment of metallic elements in urban atmospheric particulate matter and assessment of its water-soluble fraction toxicity},
  author={D. D. Alves and R. Riegel and C. Klauck and Alessa Maria Ceratti and J{\'e}ssica Hansen and Laura Meneguzzi Cansi and S. Pozza and Daniela M{\"u}ller de Quevedo and D. M. M. Os{\'o}rio},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
Clean air is essential for the maintenance of human life and environmental balance. The atmospheric particulate matter (PM) is one of the main air pollutants and is characterized by the heterogeneity of its composition, being able to accumulate numerous components, such as metallic elements, which contribute to increasing its toxicity. The objectives of this study were to assess of the air quality in two urban environments, to carry out the source apportionment of the metallic elements Al, Ba… Expand
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