Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Research article
20 May 2019
Research article |  | 20 May 2019

Personal exposure to PM2.5 emitted from typical anthropogenic sources in southern West Africa: chemical characteristics and associated health risks

Hongmei Xu, Jean-François Léon, Cathy Liousse, Benjamin Guinot, Véronique Yoboué, Aristide Barthélémy Akpo, Jacques Adon, Kin Fai Ho, Steven Sai Hang Ho, Lijuan Li, Eric Gardrat, Zhenxing Shen, and Junji Cao


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AR by Hongmei Xu on behalf of the Authors (19 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Feb 2019) by Dominick Spracklen
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (19 Mar 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (26 Apr 2019)
ED: Publish as is (26 Apr 2019) by Dominick Spracklen
AR by Hongmei Xu on behalf of the Authors (27 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This paper discusses the personal exposure characteristics and health implication of PM2.5 and bounded chemical species based on three anthropogenic sources and related populations (domestic fires for women, waste burning for students and motorcycle traffic for drivers) in Abidjan and Cotonou in dry and wet seasons of 2016. This work can be regarded as the first attempt at measuring personal exposure to PM2.5 and its related health risks in underdeveloped countries of Africa.
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