Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Pulmonary Toxicity Data Set

By Jeremy M Gernand

Penn State University



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This data set contains the collected in vivo pulmonary toxicity results contained in 18 published studies conducted between 2004 and 2011 with single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. These data include characterization measurements of the CNT samples as well as observed animal toxic responses through a variety of indicators measured in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid.

A total of 995 animals reflecting 135 unique exposure scenarios including control groups are included. The 83 columns contain 33 attributes describing the CNT samples or the exposure parameters and 43 columns reflecting observations of the different toxicological endpoints including distribution parameters.

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Funding for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under NSF Cooperative Agreement EF-0830093, Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) Dean's Fellowship, the Prem Narain Srivastava Legacy Fellowship, the Neil and Jo Bushnell Fellowship, and the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research (SEER). Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF or the EPA. This work has not been subjected to EPA review and no official endorsement should be inferred.


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Gernand, J. and Casman, E. (2012) "A meta-analysis of carbon nanotube pulmonary toxicity studies - How physical dimensions and impurities affect the toxicity of carbon nanotubes" [Submitted]

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