project . 2007 - 2009 . Closed

A proof of concept study for a structure activity model for the toxicity of nanoparticles

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/E008100/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 41,774 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 Aug 2007
    End Date
    28 Feb 2009
Description
Nanoparticles are extremely small particles, each individual particlel being less than one ten millionth of a metre in size. We are exposed to nanoparticles in busy streets as they are present in traffic exhaust produced from combustion of fuel and such nanoparticles are considered to be important in causing the harmful effects associated with exposure to air pollution. There are other situations where nanoparticles are found in the air, such as the normal chemical reactions that occur in air, in plumes of volcanic ash and in dusty workplaces. However, a new source of novel types of nanoparticles has arisen with the rise of nanotechnology. Part of nanotechnology...
Description
Nanoparticles are extremely small particles, each individual particlel being less than one ten millionth of a metre in size. We are exposed to nanoparticles in busy streets as they are present in traffic exhaust produced from combustion of fuel and such nanoparticles are considered to be important in causing the harmful effects associated with exposure to air pollution. There are other situations where nanoparticles are found in the air, such as the normal chemical reactions that occur in air, in plumes of volcanic ash and in dusty workplaces. However, a new source of novel types of nanoparticles has arisen with the rise of nanotechnology. Part of nanotechnology...
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