Environmental & Health Risks caused by Nanoparticle Emission

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Environmental & Health Risks caused by Nanoparticle Emission

Postby Wilberforce » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:53 pm

Environmental and Health Risks caused by Nanoparticle Emission
Mistra Nanotechnology Report from the Expert group

http://www.mistra.org/download/18.4a51e ... Report.pdf

The major sources of antropogenic nanoparticles in the environment are combustion processes and emissions from consumer products and goods. In urban environments, 70 % of airborne fine particles result from combustion and 50 % are due to primary emissions from combustion sources.

Soot particles may be formed in all combustion reactions, not only in diesel engines, but also from gasoline, alcohol, wood, coal and waste combustion.
• The Surgeon General has determined that there is no safe level of exposure to ambient smoke!

• If you smell even a subtle odor of smoke, you are being exposed to poisonous and carcinogenic chemical compounds!

• Even a brief exposure to smoke raises blood pressure, (no matter what your state of health) and can cause blood clotting, stroke, or heart attack in vulnerable people. Even children experience elevated blood pressure when exposed to smoke!

• Since smoke drastically weakens the lungs' immune system, avoiding smoke is one of the best ways to prevent colds, flu, bronchitis, or risk of an even more serious respiratory illness, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis! Does your child have the flu? Chances are they have been exposed to ambient smoke!
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