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Figure 5 | Particle and Fibre Toxicology

Figure 5

From: Particle size dependent deposition and pulmonary inflammation after short-term inhalation of silver nanoparticles

Figure 5

Cell counts in the BALF of rats. The group exposed to 15 nm silver particles had an increased number of total cells (p = 0.06), neutrophils (p < 0.01), lymphocytes (p < 0.05) and monocytes (p < 0.01) compared to the control group at 24 hours after exposure. Compared to the group exposed to 410 nm silver particles, the increased numbers of total cells (p < 0.05), neutrophils (p < 0.01), lymphocytes (p < 0.05) and monocytes (p < 0.001) were also significant. The increased cell numbers returned to normal at 7 days after exposure.

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