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Open Access Editorial

Ken Donaldson: retirement of a young mind

Paul Borm1 and Flemming R Cassee2*

Author Affiliations

1 Centre of Expertise in Life Sciences, Zuyd University, Heerlen, The Netherlands

2 Centre of Sustainability, Environment and health, National Institute of Public health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2013, 10:8  doi:10.1186/1743-8977-10-8

Published: 26 March 2013

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On 8 April 2013, Ken Donaldson of the MRC/University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation research and ELEGI Colt lab, is retiring from his current job. Professor Donaldson - Ken to most of those who know him - is one of the few particle toxicologists left who originally saw and investigated the three major problems in particle toxicology. These are coal-mine dust, quartz and asbestos [1,2].