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Table 2 Coefficients of correlation between mutagenicity and concentrations of TSP and their constituents

From: Long-range transport of mutagens and other air pollutants from mainland East Asia to western Japan

  Without S9 mix With S9 mix
  Winter Spring Winter Spring
TSP 0.458 0.537 0.547 0.600
Fe 0.554 0.490 0.686 0.529
Pb 0.777 0.680 0.853 0.719
SO4 2− 0.663 0.378 0.777 0.407
NO3 0.705 0.847 0.670 0.810
Total PAHs 0.657 0.783 0.697 0.853
  1. The intervals for collecting TSP were as follows: winter (Dec. 2012–Feb. 2013, n = 42), spring (Mar.–May 2013, n = 52). Total PAHs means the sum of the concentrations of 10 PAHs (FR, PY, CHR, BaA, BaP, BbF, BkF, DahA, IcdP, and BghiP)