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.


  • Bioaerosols and allergens,

  • Biological and toxicological responses

  • Health-relevant aerosols and their characteristics

  • Human exposure and health studies

  • Exposure: sources, levels and assessment techniques

  • Exposure in specific microenvironments

  • Health effects of aerosols

  • Medical and therapeutic applications

  • Respiratory tract uptake, translocation and clearance

  • Occupational exposures

WG members

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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 members 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

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