Created by Digital Micrograph, Gatan Inc.

There is a great concern in the society about exposure to airborne metal particles due to the increasing use of engineered

nanoparticles and remaining high contribution of unintentionally spread particles in the air. We study the toxicity of airborne particles in new

in vitro exposure systems that mimic a real inhalation scenario where airborne particles are deposited directly onto cells. The influence on the toxicity of particle

characteristics e.g. size, concentration, chemical composition, surface reactivity and metal release is characterized.

Project Info

Project start: 2011

Funded by

Formas, Vetenskapsrådet

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