Comparative lung immunotoxicity of inhaled quartz and coal combustion fly ash.

@article{Bice1987ComparativeLI,
  title={Comparative lung immunotoxicity of inhaled quartz and coal combustion fly ash.},
  author={David E. Bice and Fletcher F. Hahn and Joan Benson and Robert L. Carpenter and Charles H. Hobbs},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={1987},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={374-89}
}
Some inhaled particles that are deposited in the terminal airways and alveoli clear to the lung-associated lymph nodes, and insoluble particles have a long half-life in these tissues. Because the lung-associated lymph nodes are essential in the induction of immunity after lung immunization, the accumulation of inhaled particles in these tissues could alter immune responses that develop after lung immunization. This study evaluated the effects of inhaled insoluble fly ash particles or alpha… CONTINUE READING