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NanoTox 2018

Particle and Fibre Toxicology are supporting the 9th International Conference on Nanotoxicology!

The 2018 Best Paper Award will be presented at this conference.

Featured Research

Detection of titanium particles in human liver and spleen and possible health implications

M. B. Heringa, R. J. B. Peters, R. L. A. W. Bleys, M. K. van der Lee, P. C. Tromp, P. C. E. van Kesteren, J. C. H. van Eijkeren, A. K. Undas, A. G. Oomen and H. Bouwmeester

Particle and Fibre Toxicology Best Paper Award 2017

PFTAward2017_smallThe best paper award was presented to Valentino and colleagues for their outstanding research paper on how maternal exposure to diesel engine exhaust can alter placental function and cause intergenerational effects: 

Maternal exposure to diluted diesel engine exhaust alters placental function and induces intergenerational effects in rabbits

The award was presented to Prof Cassee (co-author) by deputy Editor-in-Chief Dr Roel Schins at the Inhaled Particles XII conference in Glasgow. 

Read more about the Best Paper Award here

Aims and scope

Particle and Fibre Toxicology is a multi-disciplinary journal focused on understanding the physical properties and the chemistry of particles and fibres in relation to exposure in general and workplace environments and the resulting adverse human health effects (toxicity).

It is an open access, peer-reviewed journal functioning as a forum for debate and communication among toxicologists, as well as scientists from other disciplines that produce and develop particle and fibre materials, including material sciences, biomaterials and nanomedicine. In addition, there are diverse scenarios where particles may pose a toxicological threat due to new applications of old materials or introduction of new materials. Particle and Fibre Toxicology provides a single, identifiable outlet for all these disciplines.


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Featured video: The air you breathe- Do nanoparticles pose a health risk?

Video abstract summarizing new research published in Particle and Fibre Toxicology. "Slow lung clearance and limited translocation of four sizes of inhaled iridium nanoparticles” by Rachel Smith et. al 2017.

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Flemming R. Cassee works at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands and also has a position as professor in inhalation toxicology at the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He has been active in toxicology for more than 20 years with a prime interest in the adverse health effects of air pollutants and inhaled nanomaterials.

"The impact of toxicology is highly variable. In air pollution, standards are mostly based on epidemiology, whereas at the workplace or for specific substances, regulations are directed by toxicological information. I think that it remains a challenge to interact with each other. We also need to communicate our findings to those who use them. This requires a different language."


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