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Biological Effects of Fibrous and Particulate Substances

  • Takemi Otsuki
  • Yasuo Yoshioka
  • Andrij Holian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kevin L. Trout, Forrest Jessop, Christopher T. Migliaccio
    Pages 1-26
  3. Melisa Bunderson-Schelvan, Raymond F. Hamilton, Kevin L. Trout, Forrest Jessop, Mary Gulumian, Andrij Holian
    Pages 51-76
  4. Yuki Morishita, Yasuo Yoshioka, Kazuma Higashisaka, Yasuo Tsutsumi
    Pages 77-101
  5. Toshiro Hirai, Yasuo Yoshioka, Kazuma Higashisaka, Yasuo Tsutsumi
    Pages 123-135
  6. Takamitsu Miyayama, Yuta Arai, Seishiro Hirano
    Pages 137-147
  7. Jonathan H. Shannahan, Jared M. Brown
    Pages 149-162
  8. Jessica M. Mayeux, Rahul D. Pawar, K. Michael Pollard
    Pages 163-180
  9. Jean C. Pfau, Kinta Serve, Linda Woods, Curtis Noonan
    Pages 181-194
  10. Megumi Maeda, Shoko Yamamoto, Tamayo Hatayama, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Suni Lee, Naoko Kumagai-Takei et al.
    Pages 195-210
  11. Naoko Kumagai-Takei, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Megumi Maeda, Suni Lee, Kei Yoshitome et al.
    Pages 211-221

About this book


    This volume examines our current understanding of the biological effects of fibrous and particulate substances, including discussions on nanoparticles. It offers comprehensive information on the latest insights into the immunological effects of various irritants on the human body. Readers will benefit from the contributing authors’ diverse perspectives and extensive discussions of key issues, which include molecular alterations of the immune system and autoimmune diseases in connection with asbestos and silica, among others. The chapters also discuss recommendations, practical methods, and nanosafety science in situations involving exposure to nanotoxic substances.
    Edited in collaboration with the Japanese Society for Hygiene, this book provides up-to-date information on the immunological effects of nanotoxic substances to researchers interested in environmental and occupational health. Presenting a number of recent concepts and findings in the field, it enables readers to gain a comprehensive knowledge of health problems caused by environmental fibrous and particulate substances.


Asbesto Autoimmune Immune system Nano-toxicology Silica

Editors and affiliations

  • Takemi Otsuki
    • 1
  • Yasuo Yoshioka
    • 2
  • Andrij Holian
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Hygiene, Kawasaki Medical SchoolKurashikiJapan
  2. 2.Dept. of Toxicology and Safety Science Osaka UniversitySuitaJapan
  3. 3.Center for Env. Health Sciences University of MontanaMissoulaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biological Effects of Fibrous and Particulate Substances
  • Editors Takemi Otsuki
    Yasuo Yoshioka
    Andrij Holian
  • Series Title Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-55731-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-56309-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-55732-6
  • Series ISSN 2364-8333
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-8341
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 221
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
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