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
- 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
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