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Type: Journal article
Title: Public health impact of diesel exhaust: toxicity of nano-sized diesel exhaust particles - Part 2
Author: Lawson, G.
Wang, He
Citation: Environmental Health, 2006; 6 (2):22-27
Publisher: Australian Institute of Environmental Health
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 1832-3367
School/Discipline: School of Population Health and Clinical Practice : Public Health
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Graeme Lawson and He Wang
Abstract: Diesel exhaust (DE) is a public health concern and a contributor both to ambient and occupational air pollution. There is currently no occupational exposure level for diesel fumes in the United Kingdom or Australia. Current research practice focuses on mainly three particle sizes, namely: PM10, PM2.5, and ultrafine (<0.1ì). It is 12 years since Oberdorster and Utell introduced their ultrafine particle hypothesis stating that ambient ultrafine particles might cause adverse health effects. It is suggested that more research should now be undertaken on the smaller particles (nanoparticles) less than 50 nm in diameter, because it is hypothesised that more harm could be caused by these particles.
Keywords: Diesel Exhaust Particles (DEP); diesel exhaust (DE); nanoparticles; air pollution; inflammation; toxicity
Description: Copyright © 2006 Australian Institute of Environmental Health
RMID: 0020062612
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