A dynamical model of the transport of asbestos fibres in the human body
Journal of Biological Dynamics
Department of Mathematics
We present a model for the transport of a single type of asbestos fibre through the human body. The model captures the transport modes that pertain particularly to the lungs and the mesothelium. Numerical solutions of the system follow observed movement in the body. We compare the accumulation of fibres in the lungs versus the mesothelium, and then we give analysis and results for various cases of exposure level and exposure time. Models, such as the one developed here, can give clues as to how asbestos fibres impact the body, and where to look for major impact.
DeStefano A, Martin CF, Wallace DI. A dynamical model of the transport of asbestos fibres in the human body. J Biol Dyn. 2017 Dec;11(1):365-377. doi: 10.1080/17513758.2017.1355489. PMID: 28770658.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
DeStefano, Alisa; Martin, Clyde F.; and Wallace, Dorothy I., "A dynamical model of the transport of asbestos fibres in the human body" (2017). Dartmouth Scholarship. 154.