Toxic effects of nanoparticles from biomass combustion

September 11, 2009

September 06-11, 2009

Werner Fr. Dreher, Frank Weise, Karen Böhme, Steffen Lutz, Michael Struschka, Johannes Brodbeck, Sonja Mülhopt, Hanns-Rudolf Paur, Silvia Diabaté

Materials Development and Testing, NMI Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut, Reutlingen, Germany

Institute of Process Engineering and Power Plant Technology (IVD)
, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Institute for Technical Chemistry
, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany

Institute for Toxicology and Genetics
, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany


The toxicity of particulate matters, from the incomplete combustion of biomass in fire places, will be investigated. A549 human lung cell cultures are subjected to a constant flow of a conditioned aerosol. After exposure, the responses of the cells are analysed to measure the biological responses such as viability, inflammatory or oxidative stress. 

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