PM2.5 and PM10: Atmospheric Behaviors and Correlation with Health Effects
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 13671
Interests: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); nitropolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (NPAHs); atmospheric behavior; toxification
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Air pollution causes several million deaths each year. Epidemiological studies have shown that air pollution is related to many diseases in both the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, such as lung cancer and asthma, and arrhythmias and myocardial infarction. Air pollution has also been related to adverse birth outcomes, infant mortality, neurodevelopmental disorders, and child obesity. Among pollutants, particulate matter (PM) is considered as one of the most serious air pollutants. Both PM2.5 and PM10 emitted from the combustion of fossil fuels and biomass contain strong toxic chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives. The present air pollution levels are above the World Health Organization (WHO)’s guidelines in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Western Pacific regions. It is important to understand the causes of air pollution in these regions, the exposure risks to humans, and the mechanisms of adverse health effects, not only to predict future air quality, but also to develop suitable countermeasures.
From the point of view of epidemiological relations between atmospheric PM2.5 and PM10 and adverse health effects, this Special Issue of Applied Sciences invites submissions that explore the cutting-edge research and recent advances in the fields of PM, coexisting toxic chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and oxidants, and their atmospheric reaction, metabolic activation, exposure to humans, epidemiological relation with diseases, and health risks, as well as comprehensive review and survey papers.
Prof. Dr. Kazuichi Hayakawa
Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Nakamura
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- polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
- atmospheric reaction
- metabolic activation
- exposure to humans
- epidemiology, health risk
- respiratory diseases