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Exposure to some carcinogenic compounds in air, with special reference to wood smoke

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Title: Exposure to some carcinogenic compounds in air, with special reference to wood smoke
Authors: Gustafson, Pernilla
Issue Date: 6-Apr-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Gustafson P., Barregård L., Lindahl R., Sällsten G. Formaldehyde levels in Sweden: personal exposure, indoor, and outdoor concentrations. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 2005; 15(3):252–260.

II. Gustafson P., Barregard L., Strandberg B., Sällsten G. The impact of domestic wood burning on personal, indoor and outdoor levels of 1,3-butadiene, benzene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 2007; 9(1):23-32.

III. Gustafson P., Östman C., Sällsten G. Indoor levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in homes with and without wood burning for heating. Environmental Science & Technology 2008; 42(14):5074–5080.

IV. Sällsten G., Gustafson P., Johansson L., Johannesson S., Molnár P., Strandberg B., Tullin C., Barregard L. Experimental wood smoke exposure in humans. Inhalation Toxicology 2006; 18(11):855–864.

Date of Defence: 2009-04-24
Disputation: Fredagen den 24 april 2009, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Karl Isaksson, Arbets- och miljömedicin, Medicinaregatan 16A, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: formaldehyde
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
particulate matter
domestic wood burning
exposure assessment
personal exposure
experimental study
Abstract: The general population is exposed to air pollutants in both indoor and outdoor air from many different sources, including traffic, biomass burning, industries, cigarette smoking, and certain building materials. Air pollutants can cause a variety of health effects such as cancer and respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The overall aim of this thesis is to increase the knowledge regarding the exposure to some carcinogenic compounds, especially those emitted by domestic wood burning, thereby co... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7719-4
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