The developing respiratory tract and its specific needs in regard to ultrafine particulate matter exposure

Schuepp, Karen and Sly, Peter D. (2012) The developing respiratory tract and its specific needs in regard to ultrafine particulate matter exposure. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews, 13 2: 95-99. doi:10.1016/j.prrv.2011.08.002


Author Schuepp, Karen
Sly, Peter D.
Title The developing respiratory tract and its specific needs in regard to ultrafine particulate matter exposure
Journal name Paediatric Respiratory Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1526-0542
1526-0550
Publication date 2012-06
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.prrv.2011.08.002
Volume 13
Issue 2
Start page 95
End page 99
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Nanoparticles have unique physico-chemical properties compared to larger particles that have the potential to provide promising new possibilities for biomedical applications. Considerable research is currently exploring these potentials of nanotechnology. In contrast, airborne particles as components of indoor air, ambient air pollution associated with traffic-related pollution, industry, power plants, and other combustion sources have the potential to harm children's health. However, a similar research effort into the potential health effects of exposure to nanoparticles is lacking. Children differ markedly from adults in their developmental biology rendering young children the most vulnerable group with regard to potentially harmful effects induced by particulate exposure. This review discusses the differences between children and adults in regard to nanoparticle exposure highlighting the uniqueness and vulnerability of children.
Keyword Nanoparticles
Lung
Children
Vulnerability
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 25 September 2011. Mini-Symposium: Nanoparticles and Children's Lungs.

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