Publication detail

Health risk assessment of heavy metals bonded to airborne particulate matter

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

Original Title

Health risk assessment of heavy metals bonded to airborne particulate matter

English Title

Health risk assessment of heavy metals bonded to airborne particulate matter

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Airborne particulate matter (PM) consist of solid and liquid particles dispersed in air. This pollutant may cause health deterioration especially through respiratory pathways. However, the particles themselves can be carriers of many other dangerous substances, above all heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. The increased concentration of these substances may increase risk of respiratory and cardiovascular system as well as carcinogenic risk to human health. This work evaluates the concentrations of heavy metals bonded to PM10 particles (particles smaller than 10 μm in diameter) in the atmosphere of an area of Brno city. Heavy metal concentrations were evaluated and potential health risks were estimated.

English abstract

Airborne particulate matter (PM) consist of solid and liquid particles dispersed in air. This pollutant may cause health deterioration especially through respiratory pathways. However, the particles themselves can be carriers of many other dangerous substances, above all heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. The increased concentration of these substances may increase risk of respiratory and cardiovascular system as well as carcinogenic risk to human health. This work evaluates the concentrations of heavy metals bonded to PM10 particles (particles smaller than 10 μm in diameter) in the atmosphere of an area of Brno city. Heavy metal concentrations were evaluated and potential health risks were estimated.

Keywords

Particulate matter, heavy metals, health risk, legislation

Released

27.01.2017

Location

Brno

ISBN

978-80-214-5459-0

Book

Proceedings of 26th International Scientific Conference of Forensic Engineering, Brno, 27th to 28th of January 2017

Pages from

320

Pages to

326

Pages count

7

URL

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT132403,
  author="Pavel {Bulejko} and Vladimír {Adamec} and Barbora {Schüllerová} and Robert {Skeřil}",
  title="Health risk assessment of heavy metals bonded to airborne particulate matter",
  annote="Airborne particulate matter (PM) consist of solid and liquid particles dispersed in air. This pollutant may cause health deterioration especially through respiratory pathways. However, the particles themselves can be carriers of many other dangerous substances, above all heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. The increased concentration of these substances may increase risk of respiratory and cardiovascular system as well as carcinogenic risk to human health. This work evaluates the concentrations of heavy metals bonded to PM10 particles (particles smaller than 10 μm in diameter) in the atmosphere of an area of Brno city. Heavy metal concentrations were evaluated and potential health risks were estimated.",
  booktitle="Proceedings of 26th International Scientific Conference of Forensic Engineering, Brno, 27th to 28th of January 2017",
  chapter="132403",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  year="2017",
  month="january",
  pages="320--326",
  type="conference paper"
}