NANOPARTICLES MAY POSE A THREAT TO THE LIVER
A science report released April 5 2006 by researchers at the U.of Edinburgh states they will begin studying the effects of nanoparticles on the liver.
Nanoparticles are 80,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Airborne nano-particles... are already known to enter the lungs having an asbestos like effect on lung tissue.
Scientist Dr Celine Filippi explains: "In experiments carried out elsewhere to mimic environmental exposure, nanoparticles delivered into the lungs crossed the lung barrier and entered the blood. Particles in the blood can reach the liver, brain & other organs.
Professor Ken Donaldson, Professor of Respiratory Toxicology at the University of Edinburgh said: "We are looking at the new idea that the liver is a target for nanoparticles..."
NEW STUDY HEALTH HAZARDS OF NANO
|copyright Glenn Boyle|
Full EXIF / IPTC
Photo 93 of 368, sky_a.JPG_1.jpg, 33KB, 800x600, 302 Hits
Other Sizes: Small Original Medium Large X-Large
|Properties | Link||Back to Thumbnails|