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Airborne particles in Swansea, UK: their collection and characterization

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Airborne particles in Swansea, UK : their collection and characterization. / Price, Heather; Arthur, Robert; Sexton, Keith; Gregory, Clive; Hoogendoorn, Bastiaan; Matthews, Ian; Jones, Tim; BeruBe, Kelly.

In: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A: Current Issues, Vol. 73, No. 5-6, 2010, p. 355-367.

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Price, H, Arthur, R, Sexton, K, Gregory, C, Hoogendoorn, B, Matthews, I, Jones, T & BeruBe, K 2010, 'Airborne particles in Swansea, UK: their collection and characterization', Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A: Current Issues, vol. 73, no. 5-6, pp. 355-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/15287390903442652

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Price, H., Arthur, R., Sexton, K., Gregory, C., Hoogendoorn, B., Matthews, I., Jones, T., & BeruBe, K. (2010). Airborne particles in Swansea, UK: their collection and characterization. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A: Current Issues, 73(5-6), 355-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/15287390903442652

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Price, Heather ; Arthur, Robert ; Sexton, Keith ; Gregory, Clive ; Hoogendoorn, Bastiaan ; Matthews, Ian ; Jones, Tim ; BeruBe, Kelly. / Airborne particles in Swansea, UK : their collection and characterization. In: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part A: Current Issues. 2010 ; Vol. 73, No. 5-6. pp. 355-367.

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