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The air you breathe - Do nanoparticles pose a health risk?

Date: 16/6/2017

Particle and Fibre Toxicology have presented a brand new video abstract summarising new research in Particle and Fibre Toxicology: “Slow lung clearance and limited translocation of four sizes of inhaled iridium nanoparticles”.

The article discusses the concerns around inhaled nanoparticles behaving differently to larger particles in terms of lung clearance and translocation, with potential implications for their toxicity. Studies undertaken to investigate this have typically involved limited post-exposure periods. There is a shortage of information on longer-term clearance and translocation patterns and their dependence on particle size, which this study aimed to address.

Watch the video here.

Source: Particle and Fibre Toxicology via BioMed Central

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MWCNT-7 is classified by IARC as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’ (Group 2B).