In-vitro studies of copper release from powder particles in synthetic biological media
2007 (English)In: Environmental Pollution, ISSN 0269-7491, E-ISSN 1873-6424, Vol. 145, 51-59 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this paper is to provide quantitative data on copper release from powder particles of different copper materials, including artificial copper patina, Cu2O and metallic Cu, when exposed to different synthetic biological media to simulate an inhalation scenario and/or skin contact. Generated data may contribute in risk assessment of potential health effects following exposure to and handling of various copper materials. All tests were performed in vitro to determine total copper concentrations, release rates of total copper, and to elucidate its time-dependence. The copper release process was interpreted in terms of specific surface area, surface morphology-, and composition. All powder materials show a time-dependent release process with total copper release rates less than 3 μg/cm2 per hour at steady state conditions, for all media investigated. The importance of using relevant test media when simulating different interstitial lung conditions and difficulties encountered when comparing powder particles of essentially different properties are thoroughly discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 145, 51-59 p.
Copper release; In vitro tests; Powder particles; Simulation of interstitial lung conditions; Skin contact; Synthetic body fluids
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5960DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2006.03.041ISI: 000242348600007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5960DiVA: diva2:10509
QC 201008032006-06-072006-06-072010-12-06Bibliographically approved