American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Health Impacts Estimation of Mineralogical and Chemical Characterization of Suspended Atmospheric Particles over the East Desert

U. A. Rahoma and Elsayed Emara

DOI : 10.3844/ajidsp.2010.75.88

American Journal of Infectious Diseases

Volume 6, Issue 3

Pages 75-88

Abstract

Problem statement: The small size fraction of aerosols, measured as PM10 and PM2.5, rather than the larger particles, is considered to be responsible for most of the health effects. Such particles have a relatively long residence time in the atmosphere and can therefore travel over long distances. Hence, a large portion of ambient concentrations of PM10 and in particular of particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5

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