MEASUREMENT OF THE RETENTION OF VARIOUS AEROSOLS IN THE RESPIRATORY TRACT USING A SCATTERED-LIGHT PARTICLE-COUNTER
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
Pagination or Media Count:
Exact information about the depth of penetration and the deposition of aerosols in the respiratory system is of fundamental importance for aerobiological problems. The different construction of the various mucosa components in the respiratory system as well as their special function must also be taken into consideration. How many particles of a certain fraction from the aerosol spectrum are laid down on specially resorptive membranes is therefore decisive as regards the biological hazard of an aerosol that is injurious to the health. The ability of an aerosol to penetrate the airways and the deposition of the particles depend essentially on the size of the individual particles.
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