Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-21403
Title: Analysis of clinical and diagnostic findings during exposures in chemical nanotechnology
Author(s): Mittmann-Frank, Michaela
Berger, Hendrik
Kraegeloh, Annette
Pföhler, Claudia
Bücker, Arno
Wilkens, Heinrike
Buchter, Axel
Other involved corporations: Institut für Arbeitsmedizin der Universität des Saarlandes
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2010
OPUS Source: Overview of activities in nanotechnologies : NANODATA ; Metz, Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 November 2010. - Metz, 2010
SWD key words: Nanotechnologie
Free key words: nanotechnology
nano particle
occupational medicine
clinical diagnostics
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Conference Paper
Abstract: The rapid development of nanotechnology - the key technology of the 21th century - demands a consideration of risks and assessment of health effects during exposures to nanomaterials. Due to their high surface to volume ratio, nanoscaled materials exhibit exceptional physical and chemical properties when compared to larger particles of the same composition. Therefore toxicological informations of the bulk material should be carefully applied to nano particles. One of the most relevant uptake pathways is the inhalation of nanoscaled particles. Effects on the respiratory tract like inflammation, oxidative stress and pulmonary fibrosis, adverse effects on the cardiovascular and central nervous system are considered. In addition, nanotubes with their structure similar to asbestos-fibres may have a carcinogenic potential. Taking into consideration the various possible working mechanism of nanomaterials, an extensive diagnostic program was designed and offered to a collective of employees in chemical nanotechnology.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-36597
Date of registration: 2-May-2011
Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Arbeitsmedizin
SE - INM Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien
M - Dermatologie
M - Radiologie
M - Innere Medizin
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