Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 597–617, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-597-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 597–617, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-597-2016

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 et al.

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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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