Publication detail

Levels, source apportionment and health risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons fixed to airborne particulate matter in areas of Brno city

BULEJKO, P. ADAMEC, V. SCHÜLLEROVÁ, B. SKEŘIL, R.

Original Title

Levels, source apportionment and health risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons fixed to airborne particulate matter in areas of Brno city

English Title

Levels, source apportionment and health risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons fixed to airborne particulate matter in areas of Brno city

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Particulate matter (PM) is one of the dangerous pollutants which human is exposed to on daily routine. This pollutant air which may cause health deterioration especially through respiratory pathways. However, the particles themselves might be carriers of many other dangerous substances, above all heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. The increased concentration of these substances may increase carcinogenic risk to human health. This work evaluates the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons bound to PM10 particles in the atmosphere of selected areas of Brno city. An estimate of health risks which might come up from the increased concentration of the selected substances bound to PM was carried out as well as potential sources of these compounds.

English abstract

Particulate matter (PM) is one of the dangerous pollutants which human is exposed to on daily routine. This pollutant air which may cause health deterioration especially through respiratory pathways. However, the particles themselves might be carriers of many other dangerous substances, above all heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. The increased concentration of these substances may increase carcinogenic risk to human health. This work evaluates the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons bound to PM10 particles in the atmosphere of selected areas of Brno city. An estimate of health risks which might come up from the increased concentration of the selected substances bound to PM was carried out as well as potential sources of these compounds.

Keywords

Particulate matter, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, health risk, mortality, legislation

Released

29.01.2016

Location

Brno

ISBN

978-80-214-5321-0

Book

Proceeedings of 25th International Scientific Conference of Forensic Engineering Expert Forensic Science 2016, Brno, 29th to 30th of January 2016

Pages from

414

Pages to

427

Pages count

14

URL

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT132342,
  author="Pavel {Bulejko} and Vladimír {Adamec} and Barbora {Schüllerová} and Robert {Skeřil}",
  title="Levels, source apportionment and health risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons fixed to airborne particulate matter in areas of Brno city",
  annote="Particulate matter (PM) is one of the dangerous pollutants which human is exposed to on daily routine. This pollutant air which may cause health deterioration especially through respiratory pathways. However, the particles themselves might be carriers of many other dangerous substances, above all heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. The increased concentration of these substances may increase carcinogenic risk to human health. This work evaluates the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons bound to PM10 particles in the atmosphere of selected areas of Brno city. An estimate of health risks which might come up from the increased concentration of the selected substances bound to PM was carried out as well as potential sources of these compounds.",
  booktitle="Proceeedings of 25th International Scientific Conference of Forensic Engineering Expert Forensic Science 2016, Brno, 29th to 30th of January 2016",
  chapter="132342",
  howpublished="online",
  year="2016",
  month="january",
  pages="414--427",
  type="conference paper"
}