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Table 1 Composition of size-fractionated particles collected in the vicinity of industrial sites: total metals, endotoxin, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

From: Contrasting biological potency of particulate matter collected at sites impacted by distinct industrial sources

  Total Metalsa (μg/g) Endotoxin (EU/ml/μg PM) PAHsb (μg/g of PM)
UFP PM0.1–2.5 PM2.5–10 PM>10 UFP PM0.1–2.5 PM2.5–10 PM>10 PM0.1–2.5 PM2.5–10 PM>10
Hamilton Beach (HB) 29512 32675 86365 72230 0.017 0.038 0.082 0.072 151 90 22
Montréal (MA) 12827 39228 59533 56430 0.019 0.047 0.074 0.080 28 74 40
Montréal (MC) 14467 19758 44853 36381 0.009 0.051 0.053 0.019 100 79 93
Sarnia (SR) 5346 9965 28264 18842 0.006 0.005 0.037 0.054 40 51 96
Shawinigan (SW) 19612 36537 87836 110990 0.010 0.044 0.046 0.078 111 413 305
  1. aSee Additional file 1 for complete description of metals analysed
  2. bSee Additional file 2 for complete description of PAHs analysed