Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Research article
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07 Dec 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 07 Dec 2021

Annual exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban environments linked to wintertime wood-burning episodes

Irini Tsiodra, Georgios Grivas, Kalliopi Tavernaraki, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Maria Apostolaki, Despina Paraskevopoulou, Alexandra Gogou, Constantine Parinos, Konstantina Oikonomou, Maria Tsagkaraki, Pavlos Zarmpas, Athanasios Nenes, and Nikolaos Mihalopoulos


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-393', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Athanasios Nenes, 03 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-393', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Athanasios Nenes, 03 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Athanasios Nenes on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2021) by Lynn M. Russell
AR by Athanasios Nenes on behalf of the Authors (03 Oct 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We analyze observations from year-long measurements at Athens, Greece. Nighttime wintertime PAH levels are 4 times higher than daytime, and wintertime values are 15 times higher than summertime. Biomass burning aerosol during wintertime pollution events is responsible for these significant wintertime enhancements and accounts for 43 % of the population exposure to PAH carcinogenic risk. Biomass burning poses additional health risks beyond those associated with the high PM levels that develop.
Final-revised paper