Blandine Doornaert

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Epidemiological and experimental studies suggest that diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) may be associated with increased respiratory mortality and morbidity. Several recent studies have also shown that DEPs increase the production of inflammatory cytokines by human bronchial epithelium (HBE) cells in vitro. The present study investigates the effects of DEPs(More)
Human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells adhere to underlying extracellular matrix (ECM) via integrin-type transmembrane receptors. Integrins link the ECM to the cytoskeleton (CSK), establishing a mechanical continuum by which forces are transmitted between the outside and the inside of the cells. The present study investigates the time course of global and(More)
Following the French health and environment action plan, the French Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety set up a workgroup to standardise a method of deriving toxicity reference values (TRVs). Over the last few decades, there has been increasing concern about the effect of exposure to chemicals on reproductive function, leading the(More)
Hazard Banding (HB) is a process of allocating chemical substances in bands of increasing health hazard based on their hazard classifications. Recent Control Banding (CB) tools use the classifications of the United Nations Global Harmonized System (UN GHS) or the European Union Classifications, Labelling and Packaging (EU CLP) which are grouped over 5 HBs.(More)
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