Particle and Fibre Toxicology Best Paper Award 2016
The 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. This paper was selected by the entire editorial board from a list of best accessed papers in 2016. The paper provides supporting evidence for the associations observed between maternal exposure to particulate air pollution and term birth weight.
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.
Click here to see the winning article: Maternal exposure to diluted diesel engine exhaust alters placental function and induces intergenerational effects in rabbits
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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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."