Towards the integration of bioanalytical tools into air pollution assessment, regulation and management
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland,
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Risk assessment for air pollutants remains a complex task. In this project, we aimed to assess air pollutant risk through the combination of active air sampling, bioanalytical assessment and selective chemical analysis. To achieve this air samples were collected over several weeks from both indoor and outdoor sites and subjected to a range of bioanalytical assays. Both XAD (gas phase) and filter paper (particles) samples were tested for responses in genotoxicity, Ah-receptor response, estrogenicity and respiratory toxicity assays. The method of sampling, sample extraction and processing principally targeted semivolatile organic chemicals.