OnJune 30, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (EDT), the European Union (EU) NanoSafety Cluster will hold a webinar on “Immune response from occupational exposure to CNTs and nanofibres“。下列发言人将在美国疾病控制中心和预防中心(CDC),国立职业暴露与该协会的职业安全和健康研究所(NIOSH)讨论工作ex vivofunctional immune response in workers handling carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers (CNT/F):

  • Matthew Dahm — CNT/F exposure assessment;
  • Aaron Erdely — Occupational exposure and immune effects; and
  • Mary K. Schubauer-Berigan — Cross-sectional evaluation of CNT/F workers.

The objective was to evaluate the association between CNT/F andex vivoresponses of whole blood challenged with secondary stimulants in a cross-sectional study of 102 workers. The webinar description states that “CNT/F exposure metrics were significantly inversely associated with stimulant:null ratios of several individual biomarkers as well as PC1 and PC2, illustrating a reduced immune response. This approach may present a relatively sensitive method to evaluate human response to CNT/F or other occupational exposures.”