379 Environmental Implications of Nanomaterials: Biological Interactions

Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 3:15 PM
International 2 (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
With the widespread usage and commercialization of nano-scale materials, the consequent exposition of human and environment to such materials is undoubtedly increasing, both in the production phase and throughout the life cycle of nanomaterial-based applications. This session will highlight the latest research on toxicity and exposure-monitoring advances, risk evaluation, risk communication, and eventually risk reduction associated with nanomaterials exposure, as well as the hazard identification in relation to the nanomaterials physicochemical properties. Special focus will be given to the papers addressing the interactions between nanomaterials and microbes, lipid membranes, or other forms of biota as well as papers addressing the questions related to the safety of composites that contains nanomaterials.

Environmental Aspects, Applications, and Implications of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
Environmental Division (09), Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (22)

Cerasela Zoica Dinu
Email: cerasela-zoica.dinu@mail.wvu.edu

Frank Alexis
Email: falexis@clemson.edu

3:20 PM
(379a) Nanotoxicity of Complex Engineered Nanomaterials Using 3t3 Fibroblast and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Assays
Sharlee Mahoney, Thomas Richardson, Brittany Givens, Kimaya Padgaonkar, Yutao Gong, Ipsita Banerjee and Götz Veser

4:04 PM
(379c) Role of Fiber Length on the Inflammatory Response of Model Alveolar Macrophages
Trudy J. Padmore, Carahline Stark, Leonid A. Turkevich and Julie A. Champion

5:10 PM
(379f) In Vitro Evidence of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticle Toxicity to Brain Cells
Christina Davis, Vaishaali Natarajan, Steve L. Hayward and Srivatsan Kidambi