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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448926/mass-spectra-features-of-biomass-burning-boiler-and-coal-burning-boiler-emitted-particles-by-single-particle-aerosol-mass-spectrometer
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Jiao Xu, Mei Li, Guoliang Shi, Haiting Wang, Xian Ma, Jianhui Wu, Xurong Shi, Yinchang Feng
In this study, single particle mass spectra signatures of both coal burning boiler and biomass burning boiler emitted particles were studied. Particle samples were suspended in clean Resuspension Chamber, and analyzed by ELPI and SPAMS simultaneously. The size distribution of BBB (biomass burning boiler sample) and CBB (coal burning boiler sample) are different, as BBB peaks at smaller size, and CBB peaks at larger size. Mass spectra signatures of two samples were studied by analyzing the average mass spectrum of each particle cluster extracted by ART-2a in different size ranges...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448907/characterization-of-typical-metal-particles-during-haze-episodes-in-shanghai-china
#2
Rui Li, Xin Yang, Hongbo Fu, Qingqing Hu, Liwu Zhang, Jianmin Chen
Aerosol particles were collected during three heavy haze episodes at Shanghai in the winter of 2013. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy was used to study the morphology and speciation of typical metal particles at a single-particle level. In addition, time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometry (ATOFMS) was applied to identify the speciation of the Fe-containing particles. TEM analysis indicated that various metal-containing particles were hosted by sulfates, nitrates, and oxides...
April 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448585/impact-of-temperature-and-soil-type-on-mycobacterium-bovis-survival-in-the-environment
#3
Elodie Barbier, Murielle Rochelet, Laurent Gal, Maria Laura Boschiroli, Alain Hartmann
Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of the bovine tuberculosis (bTB), mainly affects cattle, its natural reservoir, but also a wide range of domestic and wild mammals. Besides direct transmission via contaminated aerosols, indirect transmission of the M. bovis between wildlife and livestock might occur by inhalation or ingestion of environmental substrates contaminated through infected animal shedding. We monitored the survival of M. bovis in two soil samples chosen for their contrasted physical and-chemical properties (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448027/dry-powder-and-nebulized-aerosol-inhalation-of-pharmaceuticals-delivered-to-mice-using-a-nose-only-exposure-system
#4
Jonathan E Phillips, Xuxia Zhang, James A Johnston
Obstructive respiratory diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are currently treated by inhaled anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator drugs. Despite the availability of multiple treatments, both diseases are growing public health concerns. The majority of asthma patients are well controlled on current inhaled therapies but a substantial number of patients with severe asthma are not. Asthma affects an estimated 300 million people worldwide and approximately 20 percent have a severe form of the disease...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447980/disposable-dosators-for-pulmonary-insufflation-of-therapeutic-agents-to-small-animals
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Phillip G Durham, Shumaila N Hanif, Lucia Garcia Contreras, Ellen F Young, Miriam S Braunstein, Anthony J Hickey
Development of new therapeutic products requires efficacy testing in an animal model. The pulmonary route of administration can be utilized to deliver drugs locally and systemically. Evaluation of dry powder aerosols necessitates an efficient dispersion mechanism to maintain high concentrations in an exposure chamber or for direct endotracheal administration. While solutions exist to expose animals by passive inhalation to dry powder aerosols, most require masses of powder in large excess of the dose delivered...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447797/signal-transductions-of-beas-2b-cells-in-response-to-carcinogenic-pm2-5-exposure-based-on-microfluidic-system
#6
Lulu Zheng, Sixiu Liu, Guoshun Zhuang, Jian Xu, Qi Liu, Xinlian Zhang, Congrui Deng, Zhigang Guo, Wang Zhao, Tingna Liu, Yiqi Wang, Yuxiao Zhang, Jing Lin, Qiongzhen Wang, Guodong Sui
PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter) is considered as a harmful carcinogen. Determining the precise relationship between the chemical constituents of PM2.5 in the air and cancer progression could aid the treatment of environment related disease and establishing risk reduction strategies. Herein, we used transcriptomics (RNA-seq) and integrated microfluidic system to identify the global gene expression and differential target proteins expression induced by ambient fine particles collected from the heavy haze in China...
April 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447606/a-tunable-high-pass-filter-for-simple-and-inexpensive-size-segregation-of-sub-10-nm-nanoparticles
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N C Surawski, S Bezantakos, K Barmpounis, M C Dallaston, A Schmidt-Ott, G Biskos
Recent advanced in the fields of nanotechnology and atmospheric sciences underline the increasing need for sizing sub-10-nm aerosol particles in a simple yet efficient way. In this article, we develop, experimentally test and model the performance of a High-Pass Electrical Mobility Filter (HP-EMF) that can be used for sizing nanoparticles suspended in gaseous media. Experimental measurements of the penetration of nanoparticles having diameters down to ca 1nm through the HP-EMF are compared with predictions by an analytic, a semi-empirical and a numerical model...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447503/1-6-o-o-diacetylbritannilactone-suppresses-activation-of-mast-cell-and-airway-hyper-responsiveness
#8
Meihua Jin, Sungun Kim, Nan Qin, Xi Chen, Ning Ji, Sheng-An Tang, Dexin Kong, Eunkyung Lee, Hongquan Duan
Mast cells play critical roles in allergic disorders such as atopic dermatitis and allergic asthma. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory and anti-asthmatic activities of 1,6-O,O-diacetylbritannilactone (OODBL) isolated from Inula japonica Thunb. (I. japonica) in a murine asthma model and bone marrow-derived mast cells (BMMCs). In an ovalbumin-induced asthma model, OODBL administration attenuated the airway hyper-responsiveness induced by aerosolized methacholine and serum IgE level in asthmatic mice...
April 27, 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447452/a-single-usage-of-a-kitchen-degreaser-can-alter-indoor-aerosol-composition-for-days
#9
Jaroslav Schwarz, Otakar Makeš, Jakub Ondráček, Michael Cusack, Nicholas Talbot, Petr Vodička, Lucie Kubelova, Vladimir Zdimal
To the best of our knowledge, this study represents the first observation of multi-day persistence of an indoor aerosol transformation linked to a kitchen degreaser containing mono-ethanol amine (MEA). MEA remaining on the cleaned surfaces and on a wiping paper towel in a trash can was able to transform ammonium sulfate and ammonium nitrate into (MEA)2SO4 and (MEA)NO3. This influence persisted for at least 60 hours despite a high average ventilation rate. The influence was observed using both offline (filters, impactors, and ion chromatography analysis) and online (compact time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer) techniques...
April 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447136/-environmental-health-relevance-of-airborne-microorganisms-in-ambient-and-indoor-air
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REVIEW
Sandra M Walser, Bernhard Brenner, Stefanie Heinze, Regine Szewzyk, Eike Wolter, Caroline E W Herr
Airborne microorganisms occur ubiquitously in the ambient air. Besides allergic and irritative-toxic effects, they can cause infections after inhalation. Occupational studies have shown that an increased incidence of respiratory diseases is found in adequately exposed workers. In addition to respiratory diseases, severe systemic infections can also occur in particular cases, such as in the case of a hantavirus infection that is recognized as an occupational disease. In studies from environmental medicine, respiratory diseases have also been observed in residents living in the vicinity of livestock facilities and evaporative cooling towers...
April 26, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446614/constraining-the-instantaneous-aerosol-influence-on-cloud-albedo
#11
Edward Gryspeerdt, Johannes Quaas, Sylvaine Ferrachat, Andrew Gettelman, Steven Ghan, Ulrike Lohmann, Hugh Morrison, David Neubauer, Daniel G Partridge, Philip Stier, Toshihiko Takemura, Hailong Wang, Minghuai Wang, Kai Zhang
Much of the uncertainty in estimates of the anthropogenic forcing of climate change comes from uncertainties in the instantaneous effect of aerosols on cloud albedo, known as the Twomey effect or the radiative forcing from aerosol-cloud interactions (RFaci), a component of the total or effective radiative forcing. Because aerosols serving as cloud condensation nuclei can have a strong influence on the cloud droplet number concentration (Nd ), previous studies have used the sensitivity of the Nd to aerosol properties as a constraint on the strength of the RFaci...
April 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445044/highly-oxygenated-multifunctional-compounds-in-%C3%AE-pinene-secondary-organic-aerosol
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Xuan Zhang, Andrew T Lambe, Mary Alice Upshur, William A Brooks, Ariana Gray Be, Regan J Thomson, Franz M Geiger, Jason Douglas Surratt, Zhenfa Zhang, Avram Gold, Stephan Graf, Michael J Cubison, Michael Groessl, John T Jayne, Douglas R Worsnop, Manjula R Canagaratna
Highly oxygenated multifunctional organic compounds (HOMs) originating from biogenic emissions constitute a widespread source of organic aerosols in the pristine atmosphere. Yet, the molecular forms in which HOMs are present in the condensed phase upon gas-particle partitioning remain unclear. In this study, we show that highly oxygenated molecules that contain multiple peroxide functionalities are readily cationized by the attachment of Na(+) during electrospray ionization operated in the positive ion mode...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444993/comparative-tumor-promotion-assessment-of-e-cigarette-and-cigarettes-using-the-in-vitro-bhas-42-cell-transformation-assay
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Damien Breheny, Oluwatobiloba Oke, Kamala Pant, Marianna Gaça
In vitro cell transformation assays (CTA) are used to assess the carcinogenic potential of chemicals and complex mixtures and can detect nongenotoxic as well as genotoxic carcinogens. The Bhas 42 CTA has been developed with both initiation and promotion protocols to distinguish between these two carcinogen classes. Cigarette smoke is known to be carcinogenic and is positive in in vitro genotoxicity assays. Cigarette smoke also contains nongenotoxic carcinogens and is a tumour promoter and cocarcinogen in vivo...
May 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443180/terpenes-from-forests-and-human-health
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REVIEW
Kyoung Sang Cho, Young-Ran Lim, Kyungho Lee, Jaeseok Lee, Jang Ho Lee, Im-Soon Lee
Forest bathing has beneficial effects on human health via showering of forest aerosols as well as physical relaxation. Terpenes that consist of multiple isoprene units are the largest class of organic compounds produced by various plants, and one of the major components of forest aerosols. Traditionally, terpene-containing plant oil has been used to treat various diseases without knowing the exact functions or the mechanisms of action of the individual bioactive compounds. This review categorizes various terpenes easily obtained from forests according to their anti-inflammatory, anti-tumorigenic, or neuroprotective activities...
April 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442768/synergistic-effect-of-nitrate-doped-tio2-aerosols-on-the-fast-photochemical-oxidation-of-formaldehyde
#15
Jing Shang, Wei Wei Xu, Chun Xiang Ye, Christian George, Tong Zhu
The uptake of formaldehyde (HCHO) on mineral dust affects its budget as well as particle properties, yet the process has not yet been fully investigate. Here, TiO2 and nitrate-doped TiO2 aerosols were used as proxies for mineral dust, and the uptake of HCHO was explored in a chamber under both dark and illuminated conditions. The uptake loss of HCHO on UV-illuminated aerosols is 2-9 times faster than its gaseous photolysis in our experimental system. The uptake coefficient in the range of 0.43-1.68 × 10(-7) is 1-2 orders of magnitude higher than previous reports on model mineral dust particles...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441862/spatial-temporal-dispersion-of-aerosolized-nanoparticles-during-the-use-of-consumer-spray-products-and-estimates-of-inhalation-exposure
#16
Jihoon Park, Seunghon Ham, Miyeon Jang, Jinho Lee, Sunju Kim, Sungkyoon Kim, Kiyoung Lee, Donguk Park, Jung-Taek Kwon, Hyunmi Kim, Pilje Kim, Kyunghee Choi, Chungsik Yoon
We evaluated the spatial-temporal dispersion of airborne nanomaterials during the use of spray consumer products and estimated the level of consumer inhalation exposure. A total of eight spray products including five propellant and three pump types were selected to evaluate the dispersion of airborne nanoparticles across time and space in a cleanroom which could control the background particles. Four products were advertised to contain silver and one contained titanium nanoparticles, while three products were specified no ENM but as being manufactured through the use of nanotechnology...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441740/a-miniature-aerosol-sensor-for-detecting-polydisperse-airborne-ultrafine-particles
#17
Chao Zhang, Dingqu Wang, Rong Zhu, Wenming Yang, Peng Jiang
Counting and sizing of polydisperse airborne nanoparticles have attracted most attentions owing to increasing widespread presence of airborne engineered nanoparticles or ultrafine particles. Here we report a miniature aerosol sensor to detect particle size distribution of polydisperse ultrafine particles based on ion diffusion charging and electrical detection. The aerosol sensor comprises a couple of planar electrodes printed on two circuit boards assembled in parallel, where charging, precipitation and measurement sections are integrated into one chip, which can detect aerosol particle size in of 30-500 nm, number concentration in range of 5 × 10²-10⁷ /cm³...
April 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441489/a-comparison-of-gasoline-direct-injection-gdi-and-port-fuel-injection-pfi-vehicle-emissions-emission-certification-standards-cold-start-secondary-organic-aerosol-formation-potential-and-potential-climate-impacts
#18
Georges Saliba, Rawad Saleh, Yunliang Zhao, Albert A Presto, Andrew T Lambe, Bruce Frodin, Satya Sardar, Hector Maldonado, Christine Maddox, Andrew A May, Greg T Drozd, Allen H Goldstein, Lynn M Russell, Fabian P Hagen, Allen L Robinson
Recent increases in the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards have led to widespread adoption of vehicles equipped with gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines. Changes in engine technologies can alter emissions. To quantify these effects, we measured gas- and particle-phase emissions from eighty-two light duty gasoline vehicles recruited from the California in-use fleet tested on a chassis dynamometer using the cold-start unified cycle. The fleet included 15 GDI vehicles, including 8 GDIs certified to the most stringent emissions standard, super-ultra-low-emission vehicles (SULEV)...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441181/inhaled-treprostinil-drug-delivery-during-mechanical-ventilation-and-spontaneous-breathing-using-two-different-nebulizers
#19
Donna K Parker, Shuijie Shen, Jiang Zheng, D Dunbar Ivy, Dave N Crotwell, Justin C Hotz, Robert M DiBlasi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of delivering inhaled treprostinil during mechanical ventilation and spontaneous unassisted ventilation using the Tyvaso Inhalation System and the vibrating mesh nebulizer. We sought to compare differences in fine particle fraction, and absolute inhaled treprostinil mass delivered to neonatal, pediatric, and adult models affixed with a face mask, conventional, and high-frequency ventilation between Tyvaso Inhalation System and with different nebulizer locations between Tyvaso Inhalation System and vibrating mesh nebulizer...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440646/aqueous-reaction-of-dicarbonyls-with-ammonia-as-a-potential-source-of-organic-nitrogen-in-airborne-nanoparticles
#20
Christopher M Stangl, Murray V Johnston
Nitrogen-containing organic species such as imines and imidazoles can be formed by aqueous reactions of carbonyl-containing compounds in the presence of ammonia. In the work described here, these reactions are studied in airborne aqueous nanodroplets containing ammonium sulfate and glyoxal, methylglyoxal, or glycolaldehyde using a combination of online and offline mass spectrometry. N/C ratios attributed to the organic fraction of the particles (N/Corg) produced from glyoxal and methylglyoxal were quantified across a wide relative humidity range...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
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