- Martin, Rebecca
University of Maine Graduate School
The detrimental effects of exposure to particulate matter on human health are seen frequently in medical journals, newspapers and television. The dangers associated with exposure to high levels of ambient particulate matter are undeniable. The objectives of this study were to assess the levels of particulate matter in some areas of sawmills in Maine and to develop an understanding of which areas in sawmills are likely to have high concentrations of particulate matter.