Issue Date: August 6, 2012
Air Pollution Test Might Miss Toxicity
The mixture of particulates and chemicals found in urban air is more toxic to lung cells than a common test suggests, report researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es301431s). The finding sheds light on how the complex blend of particulates, gases, and semivolatile species in urban air may affect health.
Atmospheric chemist Harvey E. . . .
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