Working Group: Aerosols and Health

WG 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
Name Contacts
Mar Viana
Christina Isaxon
Olivier Witschger
Aneta Wierzbicka
Otto Hänninen (chair)