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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Study of transport of inhalated nano-sized particles (Ag, Pb, Cd) and their allocation in organs

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorVecera
InstitutionAcademy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Analytical Chemistry Department
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Exposure
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Funding Information

CountryCzech Republic
Anticipated Total Fundingn/a
Annual Fundingn/a
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Start Year2000
Anticipated End Year2010


The study will be focused on the only transport of fine particles of elements or oxides. The nonbiogenous elements (Ag, Cd and Pb) have been selected as products of nanotechnological processes. The research will give us more information for a proper understanding of risks of technologies producing Ag, Cd and Pb nano-sized particles as well as their oxides, which can have health impact for animals and humans or the impact on the environment.