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Efficient singlet oxygen generation by isolated air pollution nanoparticles and their effects on human tissues.

Vicente, M. L. F.1, Pratavieira, S.1, Santos, N. V. 2,4, Veras, M. M.2, Saldiva, P. H. N.2, Guimarães, F. E. G.1
1 São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil;2 Laboratory of Environmental and Experimental Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of São PauloSão Paulo, Brazil; 3 Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

In this work, we characterized pollution nanoparticles (PNPs) obtained from direct filtration of air, from bus exhaust and extracted from the lungs of deceased São Paulo citizens and discovered an efficient singlet oxygen generation by these nanoparticles and their effects on human tissues.

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Maria Luiza Ferreira Vicente
São Carlos Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo
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