Combustion by-products and their health effects - Combustion engineering and global health in the 21st century: Issues and challenges

Slawo Lomnicki, Brian Gullett, Tobias Stöger, Ian Kennedy, Jim Diaz, Tammy R. Dugas, Kurt Varner, Danielle J. Carlin, Barry Dellinger, Stephania A. Cormier

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Abstract

The 13th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and their Health Effects was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from May 15 to 18, 2013. The congress, sponsored by the Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and National Science Foundation, brought together international academic and government researchers, engineers, scientists, and policymakers. With industrial growth, increased power needs and generation and coal consumption and their concomitant emissions, pernicious health effects associated with exposures to these emissions are on the rise. This congress provides a unique platform for interdisciplinary exchange and discussion of these topics. The formation, conversion, control, and health effects of combustion by-products, including particulate matter and associated heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, and environmentally persistent free radicals, were discussed during the congress. This review will summarize and discuss the implications of the data presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Toxicology
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • combustion by-products
  • dosimetry
  • environmentally persistent free
  • gulf oil spill
  • health effects
  • radicals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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Lomnicki, S., Gullett, B., Stöger, T., Kennedy, I., Diaz, J., Dugas, T. R., Varner, K., Carlin, D. J., Dellinger, B., & Cormier, S. A. (2014). Combustion by-products and their health effects - Combustion engineering and global health in the 21st century: Issues and challenges. International Journal of Toxicology, 33(1), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/1091581813519686