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Table 1 Gravimetric and source characteristics of Bamako and Dakar samples

From: Physico-chemical characterization of African urban aerosols (Bamako in Mali and Dakar in Senegal) and their toxic effects in human bronchial epithelial cells: description of a worrying situation

Samples   Bamako 1 (BK1) Bamako 2 (BK2) Dakar (DK)
Concentration μg.m -3 (Mass%) UF 18.0 (8.7%) 14.6 (12%) 6.0 (7.4%)
F 57.1 (27.8%) 43.8 (35.9%) 24.1 (30%)
C 130.7 (63.5%) 63.7 (52.1%) 50.5 (62.6%)
Bulk 205.8 122.1 80.7
Main sources   Traffic, biomass burning, dust Traffic, biomass burning
  Desert dust event No desert dust event No desert dust event