About GAeF

The "Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V." (GAeF) was founded in 1972 in order to promote all areas of aerosol research, to provide information on an interdisciplinary basis amongst members and the public, to provide an international forum for collaboration and support scientific education and teaching at all levels. GAeF has member from all over the world and encourages aerosol scientists to join the society.

Contact GAeF

Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V.

Postfach 45 04 05

50879 Köln


e-mail: info@gaef.de

2019 - Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung e.V.

EAA Working Groups

WG 4: Aerosols and Health


Chair: Otto Hänninen

Many aerosols lead to adverse health effects while others have therapeutic uses; thus aerosols and health are closely linked. Understanding the relationships between exposure and effects is key to understanding and mitigating health impacts. In this theme we invite contributions related but not limited to:

  • Exposure sources, levels and assessment techniques

  • Respiratory tract processes

  • Microenvironments in indoors and at workplaces

  • Health-relevant aerosol characteristics

  • Health responses from toxicology to epidemiology

See detailed abstract topics for more keywords. The Working Group warmly promotes and facilitates interdisciplinary communications to exchange information in diverse fields such as physics, chemistry, medicine, biology, pharmacy, toxicology, epidemiology, exposure science, engineering, and others.


  • Aerosol-based medical applications 

  • Bioaerosols and allergens

  • Biological response to particle exposure

  • Cocktail exposures and effects 

  • Dosimetry and detection of particles in organisms, tissues and cells

  • Exposure and health effects related in indoor and work environments 

  • Exposure measurement methods and techniques

  • Health-related aerosol fractions relevant to indoor and workplaces environment

  • Indoor/outdoor relationship (infiltration) 

  • Lung morphology and (patho-)physiology: particle deposition, clearance and translocation

  • Particle-induced health effects (toxicology, epidemiology) 

  • Personal exposure assessment in indoor, workplace and various micro-environments 

  • Sources, characteristics and fate of aerosols in indoor and workplace environments

  • Worker protection 

WG chairs

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