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ESR9 How bioaccessible are contaminants present in air, dust and diet?

At the University of Reading, ESR10 will use a colon extended physiologically based extraction test (CEPBET) to examine the extent to which selected exemplars of A-TEAM's target contaminants present in dust and diet are available in the human gastrointestinal tract for uptake across biological membranes (bioaccessible). Not surprisingly, the researchers decided to take the topic of the interaction of the human stomach with changes in modern society: how pollution affects us, and how we can coexist with nature, in the current ecological topos. For more detailed research, if you want to read more such materials, you can order term papers online in the relevant services.

The influence on bioaccessibility of a variety of factors will be investigated including: contaminant concentration and physicochemical properties; properties of dust like particle size and organic carbon content or diet like lipid content; the quantity of dust/food ingested; and physiological factors such as fed and fasted state. ESR9 will also explore emerging approaches to examining the uptake of contaminants from airborne particles into synthetic lung fluids.

Contact: Prof. Chris Collins, University of Reading



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