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Title: Chemical fingerprint of outdoor PM2.5 in Malta
Authors: Balzan, Martin V.
Cibella, Fabio
Zammit, Christopher
Bilocca, David
Perrino, Cinzia
Canepari, Silvia
Scaccianoce, Gianluca
Montefort, Stephen
Viegi, Giovanni
Keywords: Air -- Pollution -- Malta
Asthma -- Malta
Atmospheric deposition -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: European Respiratory Society
Citation: Balzan, M. V., Cibella, F., Zammit, C., Bilocca, D., Perrino, C., Canepari, S.,… Viegi, G. Chemical fingerprint of outdoor PM2.5 in Malta, European Respiratory Journal, 46(59).
Abstract: Intro: RESPIRA (EU Funded - Italia-Malta 07-13) indicated that living in Malta is a risk factor for asthma. Aim: To determine the chemical profile of PM2.5 in Malta, and compare with reference values. Methods: Using FAI pumps at 10l/min/48hr, samples were collected on Teflon and Quartz filters from 6 schools and 46 homes in Malta. Total ICP-MS measurement (Residual+extracted), X ray Fluorescence, and thermo-optical methods(TO) were used for analysis by CNR in Rome. Aeroqual IQM60 counters were used for total PM2.5 mass. All data in ng/m3, Mean, (1st to 3rd quartile) of all 48 hour measurements.
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