Atmospheric air pollution and public health: Why urban aerosols are so toxic?

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Session ID#: 25815

Session Description:
The urban air pollution situation in many Asian and South-American cities is getting increasingly critical. Despite stringent clear air pollution legislation, even in US or European cities such as in Paris, France or Bakersfield, USA the rate of dangerous air pollution episodes is still very high and partially further increasing. On the one hand, the knowledge on specific causes of the air-pollution related-health effects and the underlying environmental and atmospheric processes such as aging of emissions, formation of secondary aerosols etc. is incomplete. On the other hand, epidemiological studies clearly prove the large impact of air pollution onto public health. In this interdisciplinary session environmental-, climate- and atmospherics-scientists, biologists and health effect researchers, analytical chemists and air pollution experts shall discuss the toxicological causes and the influence of climate, weather, emission-types and -mixtures onto the adverse health effects of air pollution. Furthermore intelligent abatement and monitoring strategies will be covered.
Primary Convener:  Ralf Zimmermann, Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre, Rostock University (Analyt. Chem.) & Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU/ CMA), Rostock/ Munich, Germany
Convener:  Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Université de Fribourg, Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
Index Terms:

0322 Constituent sources and sinks [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0345 Pollution: urban and regional [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
0365 Troposphere: composition and chemistry [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Fenglin Han, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Bavand Sadeghi, Ebrahim Eslami and Yunsoo Choi, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States
Jie Zhang1, Sara Lance1, Jeffrey Michael Freedman1, Sun Yele2, Brain Crandall1, Xiuli Wei1 and James Jerome Schwab1, (1)University at Albany State University of New York, ASRC, Albany, NY, United States, (2)Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Ralf Zimmermann1,2, Gunnar Dittmar1,3, Tamara Kanashova1,3, Jeroen Buters1,4, Sebastian Öder1,4, Hanns Rudolf Paur1,5, Sonja Mülhopt1,5, Marco Dilger1,5, Carsten Weiss1,5, Horst Harndorf1,6, Benjamin Stengel1,6, Maija-Riita Hirvonen1,7, Jorma Jokiniemi1,7, Karsten Hiller1,8, Sean Sapcariu1,8, Olli Sippula1,7, Thorsten Streibel2, Erwin Karg2, Benedikt Weggler1,2, Jürgen Schnelle-Kreis2, Jutta Lintelmann2, Martin Sklorz2, Jürgen Orasche2, Laarnie Müller1,2, Johannes Passig1,2, Thomas Gröger2, Pasi I. Jalava7, Mikko Happo7 and Oskari Uski7, (1)HICE - Helmholtz Virtual Institute of Complex Molecular Systems in Environmental Health, Www.Hice-Vi.Eu, Germany, (2)Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre, Rostock University (Analyt. Chem.) & Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU/ CMA), Rostock/ Munich, Germany, (3)Max-Delbrück-Centrum, Berlin, Germany, (4)Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM), Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany, (5)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, (6)University of Rostock, Inst. of Piston Machines &Int. Combust. Engines, Rostock, Germany, (7)University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, (8)University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Michal Pardo and Yinon Rudich, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Ankur Dixit and Vivek Kumar Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India
Slawo M. Lomnicki, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Samantha Joelle Kleich, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, United States and Robert Hooper, Univ Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI, United States
David Gonzalez, University of California Los Angeles, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Hongzhi Cui, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Jongbae Heo, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Peter Ivatt, University of York, York, YO10, United Kingdom and Mathew J Evans, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, York, United Kingdom
Shengzhen Zhou1, Perry K. Day2 and Xuemei Wang1, (1)Sun Yat-Sen University, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Guangzhou, China, (2)Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Shedrack R. Nayebare1,2, Haider Abbas Khwaja1,2, Omar Siraj Aburizaiza3, Azhar Siddique4, Jahan Zeb3, Mirza M Hussain5, Fida Khatib5, Donald Ray Blake6 and David O Carpenter1, (1)University at Albany State University of New York, Albany, NY, United States, (2)Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY, United States, (3)King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, (4)Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar, (5)NYSDOH/Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, United States, (6)University of California Irvine, Department of Chemistry, Irvine, CA, United States
Shunyao Wang1, Xiaomin Wang2, Lukas Kohl1, Chung-Wei Chow2 and Arthur W. H. Chan1, (1)University of Toronto, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Toronto, ON, Canada, (2)University of Toronto, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada
Joo-Ae Kim, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Meehye Lee, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, Hye-On Yoon, KBSI Korea Basic Science Institute, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South) and Min-Suk Bae, Mokpo National University, Department of Environmental Engineering, Muan-gun, South Korea
Oren Rabinovich, Rutgers University Newark, Newark, NJ, United States and Yuan Gao, Rutgers University Newark, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Newark, NJ, United States
Granville Parker, CUNY New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, United States