Ambient Combustion Ultrafine Particles and Health



Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI013080

This edited and peer-reviewed volume contains a collection of articles from many disciplines that address the emerging issue of ambient ultrafine particles derived from combustion sources and their health effects. The authors have published experts with respect to ultrafine particles. They write about diverse aspects of the problem including epidemiology, environmental engineering, toxicology, policy, architecture and medicine. Each chapter provides a thoroughly referenced review of the respective subject matter. Written for researchers and scientists, this work is an excellent introduction for those early in their research into ultrafine particles as well as those that are well-versed and seeking to expand into new approaches to ultrafine particles. Chapters may be read singly or in combination with other chapters, depending on the reader’s interest. As a whole, the book is a broad reference source about combustion ultrafine particles and health.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Sources and Physiochemical Properties of Ultrafine Particles
(Scott Hersey, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA, USA)

Chapter 2. Combustion Sources of Ultrafine Particles in Indoor and Outdoor Air
(Christina H. Fuller and Ellison Carter, Georgia State University School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Spatial and Temporal Variation of Near Roadway Ultrafine Particle Concentrations in Urban Environments
(Sheng Xiang, Yu Ting Yu and Kenneth E. Noll, Department of Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Land Use Regression Models of Ultrafine Particles for Assessment of Long-Term Exposure for Health Studies
(Allison P. Patton, Allen L. Robinson and Hanna Boogaard, Health Effects Institute, Boston, MA, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Alzheimer’s Development and Progression in Urban Children and Young Adults: Nanoparticles, Mitochondria, Endoplasmic Reticulum and Cellular Havoc
(Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Ricardo Torres-Jardón, Angélica González-Maciel, Rafael Reynoso-Robles, Rafael Brito-Aguilar and Partha S. Mukherjee, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA , and others)

Chapter 6. Exposure Assessment Methods for Ultrafine Particle Health Research
(Kevin J. Lane and Doug Brugge, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA, and others)

Chapter 7. Toxicological Considerations of Combustion Derived Particulate Matter: A Guide to Determining the Toxic Potential of Inhaled Aerosols
(Christa Wright and Jonathan Shannahan Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA, and others)

Chapter 8. Controlled Human Exposure Studies
(M. H. G. Andersen, S. Loft, J. H. Bønløkke, A. T. Saber, U. Vogel and P. Møller, The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark, and others)

Chapter 9. A Scoping Review of Published Research on Ultrafine Particle Exposure and Health Outcomes
(Flora Berklein, Alexandra Finley, Wig Zamore, Doug Brugge and Mei Chung, Tufts University School of Medicine Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Boston, MA, USA, and others)

Chapter 10. The Cardiovascular and Intestinal Effects of Ultrafine Particulate Matter Exposure
(Jingxin Liu, Juan Feng and Rongsong Li, College of Health Science and Environmental Engineering, Shenzhen Technology University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China)

Chapter 11. Epidemiology of UFPs and Respiratory Disease in Adults and Children
(Ashley L. Turner and Patrick H. Ryan, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, and others)

Chapter 12. The Impact of Ultrafine Particles on Mental Health
(Benjamin C. Nephew, Gavin J. Nephe2, Ryan Cali, Senbao Lu, Alicia Howell-Munson and Alessandra Torres Yabar, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, US, and others)

Chapter 13. Ultrafine Particles and Air Pollution Policy
(Alberto Ayala, Air Pollution Control Officer and Executive Director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District [SMAQMD] and Former Deputy Executive Officer of the California Air)

Chapter 14. Community-Level Mitigation: Addressing Combustion through Planning, Landscape, and Building Design
(Maria Pilar Botana Martinez and Shir Lerman Ginzburg, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University, Boston, MA, US, and others)




“Drs. Brugge and Fuller have produced a timely collection of the critical research on the health effects of exposure to ultrafine particles. The book captures the collective wisdom and knowledge of some of the major contributors to this area of research and makes a compelling case for the cause-effect relationship between exposure to ultrafine particles, resulting from combustion of fossil fuels, and various adverse health outcomes. They have weaved together an outstanding body of science to tell an exciting story of scientific discovery.” – Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., Former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“Finally, we have an authoritative book that serves as a compendium on ultrafine particle pollution in our air. Unlike particles of dust we see floating in a shaft of light or cigarette smoke, ultrafine particles are present in copious numbers and yet, are unseen. Consider every quiet breath we take is 200-300 cubic centimeters, so over the course of day we can easily inhale billons of UFPs. Ambient Combustion Ultrafine Particles and Health is pertinent not just to air pollution epidemiologists, but other professionals needing to know sources of UFP to inform design of appliances, ventilation systems and product formulations. Read this book for a new perspective on what we are all breathing.” – John D. Spengler, PhD, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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