Indoor and Outdoor Sources of Airborne Mutagens in Nonurban Areas

  • J. J. van Houdt
  • G. M. Alink
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 39)


Air pollution components are present as gases and as particulate matter. As particle deposition takes place in various parts of the respiratory system, particulate matter may have other toxicological implications than gaseous pollutants, which all may penetrate the lower part of the respiratory tract. In addition, suspended particulate matter represents a group of pollutants of variable physical as well as chemical composition. Therefore, airborne particulate matter cannot be regarded as a single, pure pollutant.


Alveolar Macrophage Mutagenic Activity Lung Homogenate Airborne Particulate Matter Nonurban Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. van Houdt
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. M. Alink
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ToxicologyAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Air PollutionAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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