Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46 (8), pp 4546–4552 , March 21, 2012
By Chuen-Jinn Tsai, Chun-Nan Liu†, Shao-Ming Hung, Sheng-Chieh Chen, Shi-Nian Uang, Yung-Sung Cheng, and Yue Zhou , Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Chiao Tung University Taiwan; Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Taipei,Lovelace Respiratory Research InstituteUnited States
Reports have emerged that factory workers may damage their health when they inhale nanoparticles and microparticles. But little data exist on how much individuals are exposed to, particularly for nanoparticles. Now researchers in Taiwan and the U.S. have developed what they say is the first personal sampler to collect nano- and microparticles .