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dc.contributor.authorBencs, L.
dc.contributor.authorRavindra, K.
dc.contributor.authorVan Grieken, R.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-16T14:17:47Z
dc.date.available2011-06-16T14:17:47Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationBencs , L , Ravindra , K & Van Grieken , R 2011 , Platinum : environmental pollution and health effects . in Encyclopaedia of Environmental Health . Elsevier , pp. 580-595 .
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-444-52273-3
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 164657
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 815d13bb-8be4-4549-a61d-d10819ca7234
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/6002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/6002
dc.descriptionFull text of this book chapter is not available in the UHRA
dc.description.abstractPlatinum, mainly released by vehicle exhaust catalysts, has been significantly accumulated in the environment over the past decades. The emitted Pt could be toxic for living organisms and human beings. The metallic form of Pt, however, may be inert as far as biological reactions are concerned. In contrast, some chloro compounds of Pt are among the most potent allergens and sensitizers. Hence, the potential health risks of Pt have to be taken into consideration, which further raises questions for the possible risk of exposure for individuals living in urban environment and/or along major highways. In this context, the emission, distribution, transportation, transformation, biological availability, and health effects of Pt are discussed.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofEncyclopaedia of Environmental Health
dc.subjectplatinum
dc.subjectplatinum group elements
dc.subjectenvironmental matrices
dc.subjecttransformation
dc.subjecttransportation
dc.subjectbiological availabilty
dc.subjectbioaccumulation
dc.subjecthealth risk
dc.subjectsensitiser
dc.titlePlatinum : environmental pollution and health effectsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dcterms.dateAccepted2011
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