Nanoparticles (NPs) are receiving an increasing attention from many scientific communities due to their strong influence on human health. NPs are an important marker of air pollution caused by a variety of natural and anthropogenic sources. Due to their ultrafine size, they can be suspended in the atmosphere for a long time and can thus travel larger distances and cause several health issues after exposure.
The attached paper presents a comprehensive discussion on NPs’ source, exposure, and impact on different organ systems. Respiratory models (experimental and computational) used to determine the particle’s deposition, airflow transport, and health impact are also discussed.
Note prepared by Dr. Saurabh Sonwani (Associate Member, APSI) & Dr. Pallavi Saxena (Advisory Board Member, APSI), 12/2021. For corrections or expansions please contact us.