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Unformatted text preview: sources also cause nanoparticles production like power plants and off road equipment (pumps, tractors, locomotives, etc.). Kennedy also explains to us the life cycle of a particle. First, it gets produced by emissions. Then it goes through atmospheric processing where it gets into the air that we breathe. Later, it gets inhaled by living things such as us and gets into the cells. When it gets into our lungs, macrophages in our lungs tries to eat away these bad particles and this process is called deposition. Whatever the macrophages cannot eat up, the particles goes to different parts of the body which is called translocation. Some of the nanoparticles enters our brain and into other organs in our body which may become lethal and dangerous to our health....
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2010 for the course EME 61671 taught by Professor Christinadavis during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '08