Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterial Interactions with Biological Systems: Implications for Occupational Health


Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Dec 2011

Lead Editor

1Institute of Occupational Medicine, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy

2National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, 45226-1998 OH, USA

3Department of Occupational Medicine, Italian Workers Compensation Authority (INAIL), 00198 Rome, Italy


Nanomaterial Interactions with Biological Systems: Implications for Occupational Health

Description

Nanotechnology is a system of innovative methods for controlling and manipulating matter at the near-atomic scale to produce engineered materials, structures, and devices. Engineered nanoparticles are generally considered to be a class or subset of nanomaterials with at least one dimension that is approximately 1 to 100 nanometers. The specific attractive properties of nanomaterials have led to their widespread application in many sectors, such as medicine, consumer products, energy, materials, and manufacturing. On the other hand, there is an increasing interest in incidental nanoparticle exposure, not intentionally produced by anthropogenic sources, namely, processes involving combustion, welding, or diesel engines.

However, the limited knowledge regarding nanoparticle toxicological profiles, the potential greater biological reactivity due to the high-surface area-size ratio, and the increased likelihood of human exposure has raised several concerns about the potential adverse health effects for general and occupational exposed population.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that seek to define the nanomaterial interactions with biological systems that could be relevant in understanding the implications of nanoparticle exposure for the workers' health. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Interactions of incidental or engineered nanoparticles with cells and subcellular structures, namely, cellular endocytosis, transcytosis, and cytotoxic and genotoxic effects
  • Effects of incidental or engineered nanoparticles administered on animal models, with a particular focus on the nanoparticle biokinetic behavior according to different routes of exposure
  • Definition of early biomarkers of nanoparticle exposure health effects which could be of significant relevance in establishing biological monitoring and future health surveillance protocols for exposed workers
  • Evaluation of potential health effects in nanoparticle occupationally exposed subjects
  • Environmental monitoring of airborne nanoparticles in occupational settings
  • Analysis of investigation findings that could contribute to occupational risk assessment and management and possible implications for the regulatory system
  • Designing out hazards from nanomaterials

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 230728
  • - Editorial

Nanomaterial Interactions with Biological Systems: Implications for Occupational Health

Ivo Iavicoli | Paul A. Schulte | Sergio Iavicoli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 879671
  • - Research Article

Development of a Control Banding Tool for Nanomaterials

M. Riediker | C. Ostiguy | ... | A. Cadène
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 815979
  • - Research Article

Study of Cytotoxic and Genotoxic Effects of Hydroxyl-Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes on Human Pulmonary Cells

Cinzia Lucia Ursini | Delia Cavallo | ... | Sergio Iavicoli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 564121
  • - Review Article

Human Biomonitoring of Engineered Nanoparticles: An Appraisal of Critical Issues and Potential Biomarkers

Enrico Bergamaschi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 930931
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Pulmonary Fibrogenic Potential of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes in Human Lung Cells

Anurag Mishra | Yon Rojanasakul | ... | Liying Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 398302
  • - Research Article

Pulmonary Toxicity, Distribution, and Clearance of Intratracheally Instilled Silicon Nanowires in Rats

Jenny R. Roberts | Robert R. Mercer | ... | Stephen S. Leonard
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 658752
  • - Research Article

Internalization of Consumed T i O 2 Nanoparticles by a Model Invertebrate Organism

Sara Novak | Damjana Drobne | ... | Primož Pelicon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 964381
  • - Review Article

Toxicological Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles: A Review of In Vivo Studies

Ivo Iavicoli | Veruscka Leso | Antonio Bergamaschi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 397206
  • - Research Article

Changes in Cardiac Autonomic Regulation after Acute Lung Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes: Implications for Occupational Exposure

Jacopo M. Legramante | Sergio Sacco | ... | Antonio Pietroiusti
Journal of Nanomaterials
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