Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Research article
19 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 19 Jan 2016

Fine particulate matter in the tropical environment: monsoonal effects, source apportionment, and health risk assessment

M. F. Khan, M. T. Latif, W. H. Saw, N. Amil, M. S. M. Nadzir, M. Sahani, N. M. Tahir, and J. X. Chung


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AR by Md Firoz Khan on behalf of the Authors (17 Dec 2015)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (22 Dec 2015) by Armin Sorooshian
AR by Md Firoz Khan on behalf of the Authors (24 Dec 2015)
Short summary
Trans-boundary haze pollution is a major health and environmental concern during south-west and north-east monsoon in the South East Asian regions. The concentration of PM2.5 exceeds the tolerable limits (WHO; USA EPA) during the summer monsoon. The novelty of this study is the source characterization of PM2.5 and source-specific risk assessment during intense haze pollution, which are yet to be addressed in this region. The outcomes of this study will give an insight about future implications.
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