Cytotoxicity of airborne particles from roadside urban gardens

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

3 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations

Author(s)

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-276
Journal / PublicationScience of the Total Environment, The
Volume59
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Airborne particles were collected in two small urban gardens along the roads with heavy traffic in Hong Kong. The chemical and physical properties of the particles of a diameter about 1 μm were analysed by a scanning electron microscope incorporated with a x-ray energy dispersive microanalyzer and an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The cytotoxicities of particles were compared using an in vitro alveolar macrophage culture assay. It was found that both particles significantly increase (p <0.05) the release of lactate dehydrogenase and acid phosphatase into the medium in addition to damage the surface morphology and intracellular structures of the macrophages to a variable extent after exposure to the particles. © 1987.

Citation Format(s)

Cytotoxicity of airborne particles from roadside urban gardens. / Liu, W. K.; Tam, N. F Y; Wong, M. H.; Cheung, Y. H.

In: Science of the Total Environment, The, Vol. 59, No. C, 1987, p. 267-276.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review