14th congress of combustion by-products and their health effects—origin, fate, and health effects of combustion-related air pollutants in the coming era of bio-based energy sources

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Title: 14th congress of combustion by-products and their health effects—origin, fate, and health effects of combustion-related air pollutants in the coming era of bio-based energy sources
Authors: Weidemann, Eva | Andersson, Patrik L. | Bidleman, Terry | Boman, Christoffer | Carlin, Danielle J. | Collina, Elena | Cormier, Stephania A. | Gouveia-Figueira, Sandra C. | Gullett, Brian K. | Johansson, Christer | Lucas, Donald | Lundin, Lisa | Lundstedt, Staffan | Marklund, Stellan | Nording, Malin L. | Ortuño García, Nuria | Sallam, Asmaa A. | Schmidt, Florian M. | Jansson, Stina
Research Group/s: Residuos, Energía, Medio Ambiente y Nanotecnología (REMAN)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Ingeniería de los Procesos Químicos
Keywords: Products of incomplete combustion | Human health | Soot | Particles | Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins | Polychlorinated dibenzofurans | Congress paper
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería Química
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Citation: Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2016, 23(8): 8141-8159. doi:10.1007/s11356-016-6308-y
Abstract: The 14th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects was held in Umeå, Sweden from June 14th to 17th, 2015. The Congress, mainly sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Superfund Research Program and the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, focused on the “Origin, fate and health effects of combustion-related air pollutants in the coming era of bio-based energy sources”. The international delegates included academic and government researchers, engineers, scientists, policymakers and representatives of industrial partners. The Congress provided a unique forum for the discussion of scientific advances in this research area since it addressed in combination the health-related issues and the environmental implications of combustion by-products. The scientific outcomes of the Congress included the consensus opinions that: (a) there is a correlation between human exposure to particulate matter and increased cardiac and respiratory morbidity and mortality; (b) because currently available data does not support the assessment of differences in health outcomes between biomass smoke and other particulates in outdoor air, the potential human health and environmental impacts of emerging air-pollution sources must be addressed. Assessment will require the development of new approaches to characterize combustion emissions through advanced sampling and analytical methods. The Congress also concluded the need for better and more sustainable e-waste management and improved policies, usage and disposal methods for materials containing flame retardants.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/63299
ISSN: 0944-1344 (Print) | 1614-7499 (Online)
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6308-y
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-6308-y
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-6308-y
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