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Case Studies in Nanotoxicology and Particle Toxicology presents a highly-illustrated analysis of the most prominent cases on the adverse effects of nanoparticles and their impact on humans and the environment.
This comprehensive reference demonstrates the possible risks imposed by managing and handling nanoparticles, showing the effects of involuntary inhalation or ingestion during their use and after their incineration.
Through the use of numerous examples, readers will discover the possible risks and effects of working with nanoparticles, along with best practices to prevent these effects. The text is an essential reference for anyone working in the risk assessment of nanoparticles, including nanosafety professionals, occupational toxicologists, regulatory toxicologists, and clinicians.
- Presents real-life cases showing the potential risks to human health following exposure to nanoparticles
- An ideal reference for anyone working in the risk assessment of nanoparticles, including nanosafety professionals, occupational toxicologists, regulatory toxicologists, and clinicians
- Provides examples to help assess risks of handling engineered nanomaterials
- Advises on the best forms of protection and the safest nanotechnological products
Toxicologists, risk assessors, graduate students in toxicology, regulators and policy makers, clinicians
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- 1.1. The history
- 1.2. What is nanopathology?
- Chapter 2: A Very Brief History of Particulate Pollution
- 2.1. Origin
- Chapter 3: Nanotoxicity
- 3.1. Introduction
- 3.2. New scenario of the nano-bio-interactions
- 3.3. The nanotoxicological debate
- Chapter 4: Clinical Cases
- 4.1. Introduction
- 4.2. Mesothelioma: a nanofiber-induced disease
- 4.3. Hashimoto thyroiditis
- 4.4. Ameloblastoma
- 4.5. Leukemia and lymphoma
- 4.6. Congenital malformations
- 4.7. Cryoglobulinemia
- 4.8. Breast cancer
- Chapter 5: Sentinel Cases
- 5.1. Introduction: nanopathology and toxicology
- 5.2. Sentinel cases
- 5.3. Hepatic granulomas: same disease, different pathogens
- 5.4. Archeology and war
- 5.5. The case of the worker in a ceramic-tile industry
- 5.6. Precious alloys in a prostatic neoformation
- 5.7. The case of a child with prostate cancer
- 5.8. A malformed child born with leukemia
- 5.9. Malformed children
- 5.10. The child with bone cancer
- 5.11. The case of the patient killed by repeated enemas
- 5.12. The boy who played five-a-side football
- 5.13. The boy who went into a sudden coma
- Chapter 6: Environmental Cases and Nanoecotoxicology
- 6.1. The case of a power plant
- 6.2. Contamination around urban incinerators
- 6.3. The case of the incinerator of Terni
- 6.4. Contamination by engineered nanoparticles
- Chapter 7: War Cases and Terrorist Attacks
- 7.1. Introduction
- 7.2. The war environmental dust
- 7.3. The Italian case: diseases among soldiers after the Balkan war
- 7.4. The case of Soldier 1
- 7.5. The case of Soldier 2
- 7.6. A case of a soldier with contaminated semen and artificial insemination
- 7.7. A case of a soldier with aspergillosis complications
- 7.8. The case of a civilian who worked in Sarajevo during the siege and war
- 7.9. The cases of two reporters who worked in the Gulf and Balkan War theaters
- 7.10. Quirra and the Quirra Syndrome
- 7.11. The cases of rescue workers during the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers
- 7.12. Have Hiroshima and Nagasaki been misinterpreted?
- 7.13. A brief conclusion
- Chapter 8: Food, Drugs and Nanoparticles
- 8.1. Introduction
- 8.2. Intentional and accidental contamination of food
- 8.3. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and food
- 8.4. Vaccine contamination
- Chapter 9: Occupational Cases
- 9.1. Introduction
- 9.2. Printers and nanoink
- 9.3. Cases of spontaneous pneumothorax
- 9.4. Working pollution in nanotechnology laboratories
- Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Cases
- 10.1. Impact of smoking
- 10.2. Diabetes, chronic-fatigue syndrome and other pathologies that could be explained from a different point of view
- 10.3. Other possible effects of nanoparticle exposure
- Chapter 11: The Future of Nanotechnologies
- 11.1. Introduction
- 11.2. Can nanomedicine solve the unsolved problems of medicine?
- 11.3. The success of nanosilver
- 11.4. Analysis of the end of the life cycle of nanoproducts
- 11.5. Prevention and systems of prevention
- 11.6. Present and future
- Chapter 12: Conclusions
- 12.1. Conclusions
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- © Academic Press 2015
- 1st April 2015
- Academic Press
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Associate Professor, National Research Council, Rome, Italy; Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Sciences Convergence, US Department of State, Washington DC, USA; Founder, Nanodiagnostics Srl, Modena, Italy
Director, Nanodiagnostics Srl
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