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Nanotoxicology: an emerging discipline evolving from studies of ultrafine particles.


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TitleNanotoxicology: an emerging discipline evolving from studies of ultrafine particles.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsOberdörster, Günter, Oberdörster Eva, and Oberdörster Jan
JournalEnvironmental health perspectives
Volume113
Issue7
Pagination823-39
Date Published2005 Jul
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number0091-6765
Abstract

Although humans have been exposed to airborne nanosized particles for many years, the. he rapidly developing field of nanotechnology is likely increase this exposure through inhalation, ingestion, skin uptake, and injection of engineered nanomaterials. Information about safety and potential hazards is urgently needed. Results of toxicologic studies with airborne ultra fine particles can be viewed as the basis for the expanding field of nanotoxicology, Additional considerations for assessing safety of engineered nano-sized particles include careful selections of appropriate and relevant doses/concentrations of nanomaterials, the likelihood of increased effects in a compromised organism, and also the benefits of possible desirable effects. An interdisciplinary team approach is mandatory for nanotoxicology research to arrive at an appropriate risk assessment.

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Alternate JournalEnviron. Health Perspect.