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Airborne Particles and Health

Air pollution in the form of airborne particles play a prominent role in several of our major societal challenges, for example, in developing sustainable cities, sustainable indoor and workplace environments, clean energy production and reduced climate impact.

In the Aerosol and climate Laboratory (link to external website) at Lund University, we have access to advanced technology for particle generation and characterization along with the ability to conduct controlled studies of the health effects of particles. We carry our laboratory and field studies with measurement techniques ranging from small simple sensors to advanced systems for second-resolved studies of particle size and chemical composition.

We work in close collaboration with industry in the development of new nanomaterial, new energy production and transport systems, as well as systems for reducing the spread of infections. The research is often multidisciplinary in close cooperation with experts in medicine, occupational hygiene and climate research.

Research in focus

Research in focus in the area of Airborne Particles and Health:

  • Measurement and characterization of aerosol particles in the Aerosol and climate laboratory (link to external website)
  • Indoor air particles and health effects
  • Field studies of air pollution in workplaces
  • Renewable fuels and engine exhaust
  • Detection of airborne viruses and bacteria
  • Nanosafety
  • Toxicological studies of aerosols in cell cultures
  • Clinical studies of people in exposure chambers
  • Soot and combustion emissions
  • Outdoor air quality measurements
  • Lung diagnostics and nanoparticles

UN Global Goals

The research in Airborne Particles and Health is linked to UN Global Goals, which are described on the Design Science's website:

  • Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-being
  • Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Researcher profiles – in the Lund University research portal

Exposure in Work Environments
Anders Gudmundsson, Professor

Healthy Indoor House Environments, Exposure and Health effects
Aneta Wierzbicka, Senior Lecturer

Aerosol Mass Spectroscopy
Axel Eriksson, Associate Senior Lecturer

Nanoparticles, Toxicology and Global Health
Christina Isaxon, Senior Lecturer

Lungs, Spread of Infections and Bioaerosols
Jakob Löndahl, Professor

Emissions from Secondary Use of Waste Residuals, MAXIV, Lung Deposition, Children's Exposure
Jenny Rissler, Senior Lecturer

Combustion, Soot, Health
Joakim Pagels, Senior Lecturer

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