Urban Airborne Particulate Matter

Origin, Chemistry, Fate and Health Impacts

  • Fathi Zereini
  • Clare L. S. Wiseman

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Airborne Particulate Matter: Sources, Composition and Concentration

  3. Metals and Organic Compounds in Airborne Particulate Matter: Analytical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-126
    2. C. Garcia-Jares, R. Barro, J. Regueiro, L. Sanchez-Prado, M. Llompart
      Pages 145-191
    3. Lachlan C. W. MacLean, Suzanne Beauchemin, Pat E. Rasmussen
      Pages 193-216
    4. Sebastien Rauch, Gabriele Carugati, Ying Cao
      Pages 235-243
  4. Airborne Particulate Matter: Environmental Pathways, Behaviour and Fate

  5. Bioavailability and Toxicology of Airborne Particulate Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-398
    2. Umme S. Akhtar, Jeremy A. Scott, Amanda Chu, Greg J. Evans
      Pages 427-449
  6. Airborne Particulate Matter Exposures and Health Risks

  7. Protecting Human Health: Policy, Regulation and Scientific Uncertainty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 573-574
    2. L. Morawska, E. R. Jayaratne, L. D. Knibbs, M. Megatmokhtar
      Pages 599-622
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 623-656

About this book


This book presents the most up-to-date research and information regarding the origin, chemistry, fate and health impacts of airborne particulate matter in urban areas, a topic which has received a great deal of attention in recent years due to documented relationships between exposure and health effects such as asthma. With internationally recognised researchers and academics presenting their work and key concepts and approaches from a variety of disciplines, including environmental and analytical chemistry, biology, toxicology, mineralogy and the geosciences, this book addresses the topic of urban airborne particulate matter in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary manner. Topics and research addressed in the book range from common methodological approaches used to sample and analyse the composition of airborne particulates to our knowledge regarding their potential to impact human health and the various policy approaches taken internationally to regulate particulate matter levels.


Analytical Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Environmental Toxicology Risk Assessment Urban Atmospheric Pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Fathi Zereini
    • 1
  • Clare L. S. Wiseman
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Atmosphäre und Umwelt, AG UmweltanalytikUniversität FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Inst. Environmental Studies (IES), Adaptation and Impacts ResearchUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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