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Hence, individual particles can be composed of different chemicals, and can be homogenous or heterogenous in their structure as well as vary in their size and shape. , suspended particulate matter, total suspended particulates, black smoke, as well as terms referring to the site of depOSition in the respirable tract) are often used . 5 Jlm in aerodynamic diameter. , vehicular traffic, domestic coal burning, power plants, industrial processes and incinerators) [2,4,5,8,10,11). and heating in many countries; this has been manifest in the increasingly heavy burden of atmospheric fine particulates as well as gaseous NOx and SOx in major urban areas throughout the world [10,111,54].
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In one study carried out in Sweden, 2-hydroxyethyl adducts (produced by ethylene oxide, a metabolite of ethene), were determined in Nterminal valines of haemoglobin from groups of urban and rural inhabitants [25). No difference was found. In another study, Silesian urban areas were compared to unpolluted Polish countryside by assaying for aromatic adducts in white blood cell DNA by 32p_postlabelling and immunoassay . Individuals from the urban area displayed about 3 times as many adducts as the population from the rural area.