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Particulate matter and the health effects on human living lung cells
TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft, Netherlands.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7520-1593
TNO Defense, Security and Safety, Rijswijk, Netherlands.
TNO Defense, Security and Safety, Rijswijk, Netherlands.
TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Delft, Netherlands.
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2009 (English)In: 9th International Conference and Exhibition - Healthy Buildings 2009, HB 2009, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Predominant sources of personal particulate matter exposure are residential indoor and road-traffic or soil-borne outdoor respirable particles. Candles are an important source of indoor particulate matter. Therefore a pilot study was conducted in a specially built research facility for a fixed period of time. Fine and ultrafine particle concentrations were continuously sampled and the likelihood for potential health effects was studied using the CULTEX® system in which human lung cells were directly exposed to air samples. A high concentration of ultrafine particles was registered during the candle burning; a control condition recorded a much lower concentration and larger particle diameters. First results indicate that unhealthy situations due to candle burning in the indoor environment are very well possible.

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Health effects, Indoor environment, Lung cell exposure, Particulate matter, Air samples, Fixed period, High concentration, Human lung cells, Lung cells, Particle diameters, Pilot studies, Potential health, Research facilities, Respirable particles, Ultrafine particle, Biological organs, Exhibitions, Health, Particles (particulate matter)
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Building Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31849ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84872653286OAI: diva2:973901
9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, 13 September 2009 through 17 September 2009, Syracuse, NY
Available from: 2016-09-23 Created: 2016-09-23 Last updated: 2016-09-23Bibliographically approved

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