The main human exposure route to air pollution is through inhalation. Since the early 1970s epidemiological studies have demonstrated a strong link between air pollution exposure and deaths or other serious health problems. In order to determine the affects of air pollution on people, and to quantify exposure thresholds and risk due to air pollution, in vivo (‘within the living’) inhalation toxicology testing and studies are performed. Controlled test aerosols (particles in air) are generated and fed into inhalation chambers where precisely quantified dosages are administered to test subjects, and specific biological responses are documented versus dose rates. The size and concentration of the chosen challenge aerosol has a large affect on the level of exposure (respiratory deposition rates) and the particular toxicological effects.
TSI Provides Instrumentation to Conduct Accurate Inhalation Toxicology Research
Contact one of TSI’s application experts to find out more about how TSI aerosol generators, sizers and counters can help with specific inhalation toxicology experiments.
*Fully Compliant with ISO 10808:2010: Characterization of nanoparticles in inhalation exposure chambers for inhalation toxicity testing