Low-cost analytical tools for compositional analysis of particulate matter
Particulate matter (PM) represents a major health problem to people worldwide, contributing to 4 million deaths annually as reported by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study (http://www.healthdata.org). PM toxicity is linked to its chemical composition. The toxic chemical components of PM include trace metals, reactive oxygen species, and organic compounds that cause DNA oxidative damage and/or carcinogenesis in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The advanced laboratory instrumentation, normally used for the compositional analysis in PM, hinders people in remote area accessing PM ...
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