Air Quality Effects on Human Health and Approaches for Its Assessment through Microfluidic Chips

Schulze, Frank and Gao, Xinghua and Virzonis, Darius and Damiati, Samar and Schneider, Marlon and Kodzius, Rimantas (2017) Air Quality Effects on Human Health and Approaches for Its Assessment through Microfluidic Chips. Genes, 8 (10). p. 244. ISSN 2073-4425

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.3390/genes8100244

Abstract

Air quality depends on the various gases and particles present in it. Both natural phenomena and human activities affect the cleanliness of air. In the last decade, many countries experienced an unprecedented industrial growth, resulting in changing air quality values, and correspondingly, affecting our life quality. Air quality can be accessed by employing microchips that qualitatively and quantitatively determine the present gases and dust particles. The so-called particular matter 2.5 (PM2.5) values are of high importance, as such small particles can penetrate the human lung barrier and enter the blood system. There are cancer cases related to many air pollutants, and especially to PM2.5, contributing to exploding costs within the healthcare system. We focus on various current and potential future air pollutants, and propose solutions on how to protect our health against such dangerous substances. Recent developments in the Organ-on-Chip (OoC) technology can be used to study air pollution as well. OoC allows determination of pollutant toxicity and speeds up the development of novel pharmaceutical drugs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Dr. Rimantas Kodzius
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2017 07:17
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2017 07:17
URI: http://eprints.auis.edu.krd/id/eprint/73

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