The Middle East is one of the regions in the world where relatively high concentrations of atmospheric particulate matter (PM) have been detected frequently. It has been suggested that PM levels in the Middle East are present at levels that lead to adverse health effects and to poor visibility. In the current study, we summarize results published by our group over the last decade and introduce new data which demonstrate the extent of trans-boundary PM transport, and the fact that synoptic conditions control its chemical and mineralogical composition and might also affect its toxicity.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Medical Geochemistry|
|Subtitle of host publication||Geological Materials and Health|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||9400743718, 9789400743717|
|State||Published - 1 Aug 2013|
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- Atmospheric Particulate Matter (PM)
- Genetically engineered bacterial reporter
- Trace metals
- Trans-boundary transport