Human Exposure to Pollutants via Dermal Absorption and Inhalation

  • Mihalis Lazaridis
  • Ian Colbeck

Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mihalis Lazaridis, Ian Colbeck
    Pages 1-39
  3. Ian Colbeck, Zaheer Ahmad Nasir
    Pages 41-72
  4. Glenn Morrison
    Pages 73-96
  5. Martin Braniš
    Pages 97-141
  6. Sotiris Vardoulakis, Xiyu Phoon, Caroline Ochieng
    Pages 143-184
  7. Christos Housiadas, Mihalis Lazaridis
    Pages 185-236
  8. Jim E. Riviere
    Pages 237-249
  9. Tareq Hussein, Markku Kulmala
    Pages 251-277
  10. Trond Bøhler
    Pages 279-303
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About this book


The human body is exposed to pollution on a daily basis via dermal exposure and inhalation. This book reviews the information necessary to address the steps in exposure assessment relevant to air pollution. The aim is to identify available information including data sources and models, and show that an integrated multi-route exposure model can be built, validated and used as part of an air quality management process.

Many epidemiological studies have focused on inhalation exposure. Whilst this is appropriate for many substances, failure to consider the importance of exposure and uptake of material deposited on the skin may lead to an over/underestimation of the risk. Hence dermal exposure is also considered. Drinking water contamination by disinfection by-products is also discussed.

Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive review of ambient particulate matter and will be of interest to graduate students, researchers and policymakers involved in air quality management, environmental health and related disciplines, as well as environmental consultants and ventilation engineers.


Air Quality Management Air pollution Assessment Drinking Water Quality Environmental Health Environmental Modelling Human Exposure to Pollution Indoor Air Pollution pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Mihalis Lazaridis
    • 1
  • Ian Colbeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Environmental EngineeringTechnical University of CreteChania, CreteGreece
  2. 2.Dept. Biological SciencesUniversity of EssexColchester, EssexUnited Kingdom

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