Controlled environmental chamber for studying printer emissions.

Nano-Exposure Assessment

The increasing use of ENM in commercial products, from automobiles to  printers, and industrial processes, from paints to electronics, makes their environmental and occupational exposures inevitable. nanoparticle emissions Preliminary evidence indicates the potential of nanoparticles to cross biological barriers and cause adverse health effects. In, our center we have the knowledge and the knowhow to mimic real world environments, collect and characterize particles as their produced and execute a series of relevant toxicological studies.

Relevant publications:

  1. A. K. Pal, S-F. Hsieh, M. Khatri, J. A. Isaacs, P. Demokritou, P. Gaines, D. F. Schmidt, E. J. Rogers and D. Bello. “Screening for oxidative damage by engineered nanomaterials: a comparative evaluation of FRAS and DCFH”. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16, 2167 (2014). link
  2. S. Pirela, R. Molina, C. Watson, J. Cohen, D. Bello, P. Demokritou, J. Brain. “Effects of copy center particles on the lungs: A toxicological characterization using a Balb/c mouse model”. Inhalation Toxicology 25, 498-508 (2013). link
  3. D. Bello, J. Martin, C. Santeufemio, Q. Sun, K. Lee Bunker, M. Shafer and P. Demokritou. “Physicochemical and morphological characterisation of nanoparticles from photocopiers: implications for environmental health”. Nanotoxicology 7, 989-1003 (2013). link
  4. C. Chang, P. Demokritou, M. Shafer and D. Christiani. “Physicochemical and toxicological characteristics of welding fume derived particles generated from real time welding processes”. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 15, 214-224 (2013). link