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Table 1 Human health effects of the potential SRM aerosols

From: Assessing the direct occupational and public health impacts of solar radiation management with stratospheric aerosols

  Potential SRM aerosol
Health effect/target system Sulfuric acid Sulfur dioxide Hydrogen sulfide Carbonyl sulfide Black carbon Aluminum compounds Barium compounds
Respiratory X X X X X X X
Cardiovascular X X X X X X -
G.I - X X X - - X
Hematologic - X X X X X -
Musculosketal - - X X - X X
Hepatic - - - - X - -
Renal - - - X - - X
Endocrine - - - - - X -
Dermal X X X X - - -
Ocular X X X X X - -
Metabolic X - X X - - X
Immunologic - X - - - X -
Neurologic X X X X X X X
Reproductive - X X - - - -
Developmental - X - - - - -
Genotoxic - X - - - - -
Cancer X - - - X X -
Death   X X X - X X
  1. X Data suggest health hazard possible, - insufficient data available