MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search
OPEN IN READ APP
JOURNAL ARTICLE

A new approach to estimate ultrafine particle respiratory deposition

Wei-Chung Su, Yi Chen, Jinxiang Xi
Inhalation Toxicology 2019 February 20, : 1-9
30782028
Ultrafine particles (UFPs) in workplaces have been and continue to be an important occupational health concern. The inhalation and the consequent deposition of UFPs in workers' lower airways can lead to many adverse health effects. Therefore, it is vital to study the deposition of UFPs in the human respiratory tract from the viewpoint of occupational health. In this study, a set of physiologically representative human tracheobronchial airway replicas were made using high-resolution 3D printers, and a new approach that was distinct from the traditional methods was developed to apply these airway replicas in estimating UFP respiratory deposition. The results showed that UFP respiratory deposition could be readily and systematically measured by the differential-based approach. The results of this study imply the feasibility of developing a mobile aerosol lung deposition apparatus in the future for on-site workplace UFP respiratory deposition to evaluate the UFP inhalation dosimetry for workers in the real workplaces.

Comments

You need to log in or sign up for an account to be able to comment.

No comments yet, be the first to post one!

Related Papers

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
30782028
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"