Many studies have examined the associations between exposure to indoor and outdoor atmospheric particulate matter and health outcomes in humans. There is increasing evidence that the oxidative characteristics of such particulate matter have a role in determining the adverse health effects of fine particulates. The collaborative study ‘Oxidative stress and chemical characteristics of indoor PM2.5: a case study in an underground (‑3rd) floor’ contributed and corresponded by Prof. Dr. Aslı BAYSAL from Chemistry Department was published in the journal “Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health”. The indoor PM2.5 samples were collected from the -3rd floor in a university building and aimed to show oxidative chemical characteristics with various elements and chemical functional groups and bacteria-based cellular oxidative stress. Study in this topic is still necessary to deeper understand the complex relations between physiological conditions, bacteria, and indoor PM. Moreover, the interaction of bacteria and various PM fractions, their chemicals, their interaction pathways, and their co-impact on antibiotic resistance can be investigated in the future to enlighten their impact on human health.

Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health

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Category Quartile: Q2