Dust and human health: Chapter 15

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Edited by: Peter Knippertz and Jan-Berend W. Stuut

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Abstract

It is generally accepted that exposure to fine particulate matter may increase risk for human morbidity and mortality. Until recently, population health related studies examining the effects of particulate matter on human health generally examined anthropogenic (industry and combustion by-products) sources with few studies considering contributions from natural sources. This chapter provides an overview of naturally occurring inorganic mineral dust research and associated human health ailments and some of the challenges in elucidating the etiological mechanisms responsible.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Dust and human health: Chapter 15
DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-8978-3_15
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description 25 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Mineral dust: a key player in the Earth system
First page 385
Last page 409