Aerosols Handbook: Measurement, Dosimetry, and Health Effects, Second Edition
Lev S. Ruzer, Naomi H. Harley
CRC Press, Aug 15, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 666 pages
With the rapid growth of the nanotechnology industry, the need to understand the biological effects of aerosol exposure has become increasingly important. Featuring contributions by leading experts in the field, Aerosols Handbook: Measurement, Dosimetry, and Health Effects, Second Edition offers an up-to-date overview of many aspects of aerosols, from properties to health effects and epidemiology.
Covering indoor, outdoor, industrial, medical, pharmaceutical, and radioactive aerosols, this book explores aerosol dosimetry by defining terms such as exposure and dose. In addition, it looks at nanometer particles, the mechanism of aerosol deposition in the lungs, and modeling deposition with a corresponding uncertainty in risk assessment. The text also emphasizes the importance of accurate aerosol measurements, particularly breathing zone exposure assessments.
Examining radioactive aerosols, the book discusses lessons learned from nuclear accidents, radon and thoron, and long-lived radionuclides in the environment. It brings together research on both radioactive and nonradioactive aerosols, supplying readers with a more complete view of how aerosols behave in the lungs.
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Updated throughout, this second edition continues to be an essential resource for those who study exposure, dosages, and toxicity to develop treatments for exposure, reduce air pollution, and establish better safety regulations, particularly in industries using nanotechnologies.
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Chapter 3 Mechanisms of Particle Deposition
Chapter 4 Aerosol Dose
Chapter 5 Modeling Deposition of Inhaled Particles
Chapter 7 Chemical Analyses of Particle Filter Deposits
Chapter 8 Health Effects of Ambient Ultrafine Particles
Chapter 9 Nanoparticle Cell Penetration
Chapter 14 Health Effects of Metals in Ambient Air Particulate Matter
Chapter 16 Unattached Fraction of Radon Progeny as an Experimental Tool in the Assessment of the Risk of Nanoparticles
Chapter 17 Filtration and Sampling of Aerosols by Fibrous Filters
Chapter 18 Radioactive Aerosols of Chernobyl Accident
Account of Dependence of the Surface Tension on Curvature and TranslationRotation Correction Factor
Chapter 20 Radioactive Aerosol Standards
Concentrations and Lung Cancer Risk
Characterization and Toxicology
Chapter 11 Research and Development of a New Safe Form of Drugs
Chapter 12 Bioaerosols
Chapter 13 Aerosols Global Climate and the Human Health CoBenefits of Climate Change Mitigation
Chapter 22 Risk from Inhalation of the LongLived Radionuclides Uranium Thorium and Fallout Plutonium in the Atmosphere
Mechanisms and Epidemiology