Health risk of inhaled (nano)-particles

P. H.M. Hoet, A. Nemmar, B. Nemery

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The effect of inhaled particles on haemostasis and cardiovascular endpoints such as thrombosis was studied. Two complementary hypotheses were proposed to explain cardiovascular dysfunction after inhalation of ultrafine particles. It has been shown that within an hour after the deposition of diesel exhaust particle (DEP) in the lungs, both a marked pulmonary inflammation and enhanced femoral venous and arterial thrombosis are apparent. The results indicate that nano-sized particles can, after the passage into the circulation, also play a role, and therefore rapid interact with cardiovascular functions such as thrombogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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