BioMed Research International

Occupational and Environmental Health Effects of Nanomaterials


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1Hoseo University, Asan, Republic of Korea

2National Institute for Occupational Health, Johannesburg, South Africa

3Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

4Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

5National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, USA


Occupational and Environmental Health Effects of Nanomaterials

Description

With the recent advancements in nanosciences and nanotechnologies, a large number of novel nanomaterials have been introduced in our everyday life. However, as the potential hazards of these novel nanomaterials have not been fully understood yet, concerns on the occupational and environmental health effects are increasing rapidly. In fact, recent scientific studies suggested that at least some nanoparticles may penetrate into intact skin, actively interact with biological tissues, and cause toxicological effects on the experimental animals exposed to these materials. Current research also indicates that the toxicity of manufactured nanomaterial will depend on their physical and chemical properties including their chemical composition, core size, morphology, agglomeration state, surface area, and surface charge. However, so far, quantitative understanding on the relationships among their physicochemical properties, biological toxicities, and human and environmental health effects is lacking. Therefore, it is urgently needed to have a clearer understanding of the effects of various nanomaterials and their physicochemical properties related to occupational and environmental health.

The aim of this special issue is to discuss occupational and environmental health effects of nanomaterials and their relationships with various physicochemical properties of nanomaterials. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to improve our understanding on occupational and environmental health effects of nanomaterials. Particularly, we are interested in articles that explore quantitative relationships among their physicochemical properties, biological toxicities, and health effects.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Health effects and toxicity (in vivo and in vitro) of manufactured nanomaterials
  • ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and methodology for kinetic study of manufactured nanomaterials
  • Environmental toxicity of manufactured nanomaterials
  • Exposure assessment in the workplaces producing or handling manufactured nanomaterials
  • Risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 789312
  • - Editorial

Occupational and Environmental Health Effects of Nanomaterials

Il Je Yu | Mary Gulumian | ... | Vladimir Murashov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 485343
  • - Research Article

Multiwall Carbon Nanotube-Induced Apoptosis and Antioxidant Gene Expression in the Gills, Liver, and Intestine of Oryzias latipes

Jin Wuk Lee | Young Chul Choi | ... | Sung Kyu Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 893049
  • - Research Article

Aquatic Toxicity Comparison of Silver Nanoparticles and Silver Nanowires

Eun Kyung Sohn | Seyed Ali Johari | ... | Il Je Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 961208
  • - Research Article

Quantification of Internalized Silica Nanoparticles via STED Microscopy

Henrike Peuschel | Thomas Ruckelshausen | ... | Annette Kraegeloh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 143720
  • - Review Article

Metal-Based Nanoparticles and the Immune System: Activation, Inflammation, and Potential Applications

Yueh-Hsia Luo | Louis W. Chang | Pinpin Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 505986
  • - Clinical Study

Micro- and Nanosized Particles in Nasal Mucosa: A Pilot Study

Lenka Čábalová | Kristina Čabanová | ... | Pavel Komínek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 524283
  • - Research Article

Workplace Exposure to Titanium Dioxide Nanopowder Released from a Bag Filter System

Jun Ho Ji | Jong Bum Kim | ... | Gwi-Nam Bae
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 237140
  • - Research Article

Three-Day Continuous Exposure Monitoring of CNT Manufacturing Workplaces

Ji Hyun Lee | Kang Ho Ahn | ... | Il Je Yu
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