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Nanomaterials
Toxicity, Health, and Environmental Issues
edited by Challa Kumar

Nanomaterials: Toxicity, Health, and Environmental Issues offers a unique overview of nanoparticle-related environmental risks depending on particle type and exposed surroundings.

Features:

  • Brings together both medical and nanotechnological aspects to address the effects on human physiology, air, water, and the general environment

Contents

Biotoxicity of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles

  • Nanoparticles in the Environment
  • How Nanoparticles are Introduced into Mammalian Systems
  • Health Threats
  • Nanomaterials and Biotoxicity

Ecotoxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials

  • Water
  • Air
  • Soils
  • Weathering
  • Biomarkers

Possible Health Impact of Nanomaterials

  • Sources of Nanoparticles
  • Epidemiological Evidence
  • Entry Routes into the Human Body
  • What Makes Nanoparticles Dangerous

Dosimetry, Epidemiology and Toxicology of Nanoparticles

  • Inhaled Nanoparticle Dosimetry
  • Toxicological Plausibility of Health Effects Caused by Nanoparticles
  • Integrated Concept of Risk Assessment of Nanoparticles

Impact of Ceramic and Metallic Nano-scaled Particles on Endothelial Cell Functions in Vitro

  • Materials and Methods

Toxicity of Carbon Nanotubes and its Implications for Occupational and Environmental Health

  • Carbon Nanotubes and Nanotechnology
  • Manufactured Carbon Nanotubes: Their Synthesis, Properties, and Potential Applications
  • Occurrence of Carbon Nanotubes in the Environment
  • Toxicological Studies and Toxicity of Manufactured CNTs

Toxicity of Nanomaterials – New Carbon Conformations and Metal Oxides

  • Production and Use of ‘‘New Carbon Modifications’’ and Metal Oxides
  • Risk Characterization – A Conclusion

Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation

  • Nanoparticle-based Remediation Materials
  • Hybrid Nanostructured Remediation Materials

Nanomaterials for Water Treatment

  • Iron Nanoparticles
  • Inorganic Photocatalysts
  • Functionalized Self-assembled Monolayers
  • Other Materials
  • Magnetic Iron Exchange Resin (MIEX)

Nanoparticles for the Photocatalytic Removal of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals in Water

  • Background to Oestrogens in the Environment
  • Nanoparticles for Water Treatment Applications
  • Photocatalytic Degradation of 17b-Oestradiol in Water over an Immobilized TiO2 Catalyst
  • Rapid Loss of Oestrogenicity of Natural and Synthetic Oestrogens in Water by Photocatalysis and UVA Photolysis Monitored using a Yeast Screen Bioassay
  • Photocatalytic Degradation of 17b-Oestradiol, Oestriol and 17a-Ethynyloestradiol in a Quartz Coil Reactor Monitored using Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Comparison of Photocatalysis with UVA and UVC Radiation for the Degradation of Natural and Synthetic Oestrogens in Water
  • Overall Conclusions and Identification of Research Needs

Nanosensors for Environmental Applications

  • Theory of PECS
  • Examples of Detections
  • Piezoelectric Cantilever Miniaturization

Toxicology of Nanoparticles in Environmental Air Pollution

  • History of Air Pollution
  • Introduction to Air Pollution Particles
  • Adverse Effects of PM in Epidemiological Studies
  • Nanoparticles are an Important Component of PM
  • Role of Nanoparticles in Mediating the Adverse Pulmonary Effects of PM
  • Effects of Nanoparticles on the Cardiovascular System
  • Inflammation, Atherosclerosis and Plaque Rupture
  • Nanoparticle Translocation and Direct Vascular Effects
  • Endothelial Dysfunction and Endogenous Fibrinolysis
  • Coagulation and Thrombosis
  • Cardiac Autonomic Dysfunction
  • Effects of Nanoparticles on the Liver and Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Effects of NP on the Nervous System

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Nanomaterials
Toxicity, Health, and Environmental Issues
edited by Challa S. S. R. Kumar

2006 • 351 pages • $199.00 + shipping
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