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- Varshney, Poorti; Saini, Renuka; Taneja, Ajay
- Environmental geochemistry and health 2016 v.38 no.2 pp. 593-605
- atomic absorption spectrometry; bioavailability; breathing; cadmium; case studies; cell membranes; information systems; lead; monitoring; neoplasms; particulates; polytetrafluoroethylene; risk; risk assessment; trace elements; India
- ... Exposure to airborne particulate matter results in the deposition of millions of particle in the lung; consequently, there is need for monitoring them particularly in indoor environments. Case study was conducted in three different microenvironments, i.e., urban, rural and roadside to examine the elemental bioavailability in fine particulate matter and its potential health risk. The samples were c ...
- Londono, Sandra Carolina; Williams, Lynda B.
- Environmental geochemistry and health 2016 v.38 no.2 pp. 363-379
- Bacillus subtilis; Escherichia coli; aluminum; bacteria; cell viability; chemical interactions; clay; indigenous knowledge; kaolinite; leachates; magnesium; mass spectrometry; mechanism of action; nutrients; pH; pathogens; smectite; surface area; toxicity; Amazonia
- ... Natural antibacterial clays can inhibit growth of human pathogens; therefore, understanding the antibacterial mode of action may lead to new applications for health. The antibacterial modes of action have shown differences based on mineralogical constraints. Here we investigate a natural clay from the Colombian Amazon (AMZ) known to the Uitoto natives as a healing clay. The physical and chemical p ...