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Commercially manufactured engineered nanomaterials for environmental and health studies: Important insights provided by independent characterization

Authors: Park, Heaweon ; Grassian, Vicki H.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Abstract: In studies looking at the biological interactions, toxicity, and overall risk assessment for nanomaterials, this article stresses the importance for independent characterization of data in EHS studies of purchased nanomaterials, as ...
Year: 2009
DOI: 10.1002/etc.72

Biblio - csep - 04/16/2010 - 16:56

Exposure, uptake, distribution and toxicity of nanomaterials in humans

Authors: Holgate, Stephen T
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Abstract: This review draws some parallels to what we already know about the toxicity of particles in the workplace and in association with air pollution, and then discusses what is known about the toxicology of nanomaterials in mammals inclu...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20499827?dopt=Abstract

Biblio - csep - 05/27/2010 - 15:41

In study, researchers find nanotubes may pose health risks similar to asbestos

Authors: Chang, Kenneth
Publication Type: Newspaper Article
Secondary Title: New York Times
Abstract: This article reports on a recent study done in the United Kingdom that found evidence that when nanotubes were injected into the abdomens of mice, precancerous lesions appeared on the lungs similar to those that appear after the inh...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/21/science/21nano.html?_r=2&oref=slogin

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:15

In vivo biodistribution and toxicity depends on nanomaterial composition, size, surface functionalisation and route of exposure

Authors: Harper, S.C. ; Usenko, C. ; Maddux, B.L.S. ; Tanguay, R.L.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Experimental Nanoscience
Abstract: In this study, researchers subjected embryonic zebrafish to a wide variety of manufactured nanomaterials to test how chemical composition, size, surface functionalisation, and route of exposure on nanomaterial-biological interaction...
Year: 2008

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:31

Inhilation toxicity of multi-wall carbon nanotubes in rats exposed for three months : commentary on the article

Authors: Peters, Sheona ; Aitken, Rob J.
Publication Type: Web Article
Secondary Title: SAFENANO
Abstract: This article published by SAFENANO, gives some commentary on a paper published in Toxicological Sciences entitled "Inhalation Toxicity of Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes in Rats Exposed for Three Months". The authors discuss how this st...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.safenano.org/MWCNTInhalationTox.aspx

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:46

International Nanosafety Drive Launched

Authors: Trager, Rebecca
Publication Type: Web Article
Secondary Title: Chemistry World
Abstract: This new article reports on a new project by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that seeks to bring countries together to pool their resources and test the human health and environmental safety of nano...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2008/April/29040801.asp

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 09:41

There's plenty of room at the forum: Potential risks and safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials

Authors: Fadeel, Bengt ; Kagan, Valerian ; Krug, Harold ; Shvedova, Anna ; Svartengren, Mangus ; Wiklund, Lars
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nanotoxicology
Abstract: This article summarizes findings from the first Nobel mini-forum symposium on nanotoxicology held in Stockholm, Sweden. It shares the results of recent and ongoing studies of carbon-based nanomaterials, including research on single-...
Year: 2007
DOI: 10.1080/17435390701565578

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 09:55

Potential for occupational exposure to engineered carbon-based nanomaterials in environmental laboratory studies.

Authors: Johnson, David R ; Methner, Mark M ; Kennedy, Alan J ; Steevens, Jeffery A
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Environmental Health Perspectives
Abstract: This article describes an experiment examining the potential for laboratory personnel to be exposed to engineered carbon-based nanomaterials (CNMs) in studies aimed at producing conditions similar to those found in natural surface w...
Year: 2010
URL: http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1289/ehp.0901076

Biblio - csep - 06/07/2010 - 10:28

Nano-EHS Database Analysis Tool

Authors: International Council on Nanotechnology
Publication Type: Database
Abstract: This web tool allows you to perform a literature search of the International Council on Nanotechnology's (ICON) Environment, Health and Safety Database using two analyses. As stated on the ICON web site, "The first is a Simple Distr...
Year: 2008
URL: http://icon.rice.edu/report.cfm

Biblio - csep - 06/15/2010 - 09:50

Nanomaterial health effects--part 1: background and current knowledge.

Authors: Powell, Maria C ; Kanarek, Marty S
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
Abstract: Paper summarizes why engineered nanoparticles, which may have biological effects similar to ultrafine particulates, might be toxic, and reviews existing toxicological studies on engineered nanoparticles. Paper concludes that enginee...
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/uploads/wmj/Powell.pdf

Biblio - csep - 06/16/2010 - 10:09

Nanomaterial health effects--Part 2: Uncertainties and recommendations for the future.

Authors: Powell, Maria C ; Kanarek, Marty S
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
Abstract: Paper summarizes some of the data gaps, uncertainties and unknowns that need to be addressed by government agencies, industry, and research institutions to develop sufficient risk assessments for engineered nanomaterials. Based on t...
Year: 2006
URL: http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/uploads/wmj/ACF24E.pdf

Biblio - csep - 06/16/2010 - 10:13

Nanotechnology Research Strategy

Authors: United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development
Publication Type: Government Report
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new research strategy to better understand how manufactured nanomaterials may harm human health and the environment. The strategy outlines what research EPA will support over t...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.epa.gov/nanoscience/files/nanotech_research_strategy_final.pdf

Biblio - csep - 06/16/2010 - 10:18

Environmental Health and Safety Impacts of Nanoparticles

Authors: Risk Assessment of Engineered NanoParticles
Publication Type: Report
Secondary Title: European Observatory on Nano Safety
Abstract: This is an excerpt from a the larger first "European Observatory on Nano Safety" report that discusses key publications and findings on the health and safety implications of nanomaterials from the later half of 2009. ...
Year: 2010
URL: http://www.enpra.eu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=8xn4IMPJon8%3d&tabid=58

Biblio - csep - 06/17/2010 - 14:06

Nanoparticles Found in Common Household Items Caused Genetic Damage in Mice

Authors: University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center ; Schiestl, Robert H.
Publication Type: Web Article
Secondary Title: UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center- In the News
Abstract: This short article reports on a study appearing in the November 2009 issue of the journal Cancer Research that studied the effect of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on the DNA of mice exposed to these particles, particles that are of...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/Index.aspx?page=644&recordid=298

Biblio - csep - 06/18/2010 - 10:18

Nanotechnologies at the OECD

Authors: Organization for Economic Cooporation and Development
Publication Type: Conference Paper
Secondary Title: International Forum on Chemical Safety (2008 September 15-19: Dakar, Senegal)
Abstract: This report describes the activities of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Working Party on Manufactured Nanoparticles, which seeks to promote international cooperation in human health and environmental safe...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.oecd.org/LongAbstract/0,3425,en_2649_201185_40166701_1_1_1_1,00.html

Biblio - csep - 07/07/2010 - 11:36

Nanoparticles can cause DNA damage across a cellular barrier

Authors: Bhabra, Gevdeep ; Sood, Aman ; Fisher, Brenton ; Cartwright, Laura ; Saunders, Margaret ; Evans, William Howard ; Surprenant, Annmarie ; Lopez-Castejon, Gloria ; Mann, Stephen ; Davis, Sean A. ; Hails, Lauren A. ; Ingham, Eileen ; Verkade, Paul ; Lane, Jon ; Heesom, Kate ; Newson, Roger ; Case, Charles Patrick
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nature Nanotechnology
Abstract: The increasing use of nanoparticles in medicine has raised concerns over their ability to gain access to privileged sites in the body. Here, we show that cobalt–chromium nanoparticles (29.5 6.3 nm in diameter) can damage human fibro...
Year: 2009
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2009.313

Biblio - csep - 07/13/2010 - 10:28

Nanotoxicology: Damaging DNA from a distance

Authors: Myllynen, Päivi
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nature Nanotechnology
Abstract: Nanoparticles can have an adverse impact on cells, even when there is a barrier between the cells and the source of the nanoparticles. Both direct and indirect effects should therefore be included in assessments of nanoparticle safe...
Year: 2009
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2009.365

Biblio - csep - 07/22/2010 - 14:18

The impact of nanomaterials in immune system.

Authors: Jang, Jiyoung ; Lim, Dae-Hyoun ; Choi, In-Hong
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Immune Network
Abstract: This article reviews the immunological influences induced by several nanomaterials and emphasizes the importance of the establishment of the animal models to estimate the impact of these nanomaterials on development of immunological...
Year: 2010
URL: http://synapse.koreamed.org/Synapse/Data/PDFData/0078IN/in-10-85.pdf

Biblio - csep - 07/23/2010 - 11:45

A nano-mesothelioma false alarm

Authors: Monica, John
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: nanotechnology Law and Business
Abstract: This article looks at the the Poland Study which showed that multi-walled carbon nanotubes may be toxic in animals models. The author of the article led a team of lawyers in evaluating this study to determine its significance in leg...
Year: 2008
URL: http://www.nanolawreport.com/2008/11/articles/pdf-of-a-nanomesothelioma-false-alarm/

Biblio - csep - 07/27/2010 - 10:36

Inhaled carbon nanotubes reach the subpleural tissue in mice.

Authors: Bonner, James C ; Andersen, Melvin E ; Dodd, Darol E ; Wong, Brian A ; Moss, Owen R ; Tewksbury, Earl W ; Everitt, Jeffrey I ; Shipley-Phillips, Jeanette K ; Brody, Arnold R ; Cesta, Mark F ; Ryman-Rasmussen, Jessica P
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Nature Nanotechnology
Abstract: The researchers found that carbon nanotubes can stimulate inflammation at the surface of the peritoneum when injected into the abdominal cavity of mice, a fact that raises concerns that inhaled nanotubes may cause pleural fibrosis a...
Year: 2009
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2009.305

Biblio - csep - 06/04/2010 - 10:43

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes and mesothelioma : an ICON backgrounder

Authors: Kulinowski, Kristen M ; International Council on Nanotechnology
Publication Type: Web Article
Abstract: This backgrounder published by the International Council on Nanotechnology summarizes the findings of two recent studies that demonstrated that some multi-walled carbon nanotubes can induce in mice a similar response to that induced...
Year: 2008
URL: http://icon.rice.edu/resources.cfm?doc_id=12299

Biblio - csep - 06/14/2010 - 10:36

Assessment of Ambient UFP Health Effects : Linking sources to exposure and responses in extrapulmonary organs

Authors: Oberdörster, Günter ; Alison Elder ; Jack Finkelstein ; Mark Frampton ; Phil Hopke ; Annette Peters ; Kim Prather ; Erich Wichmann ; Mark Utell
Publication Type: Report
Abstract: This report shows that ultrafine air particles (particulate matter or PM) can cause significant health effects in the respiratory, vascular, and cardiac systems, especially in the elderly and those with atherosclerotic vascular dise...
Year: 2010
URL: http://epa.gov/ncer/publications/epa_center_reports/rochester_pm_assessment_of_ambient_ufp_he.pdf

Biblio - csep - 08/03/2010 - 15:51

Biodistribution and toxicity of intravenously administered silica nanoparticles

Authors: Xie, Guangping ; Sun, Jiao ; Shi, Liyi ; Zhang, Dawei
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Archives of Toxicology
Abstract: As the biosafety of nanotechnology becomes a growing concern, the in vivo nanotoxicity of NPs has drawn a lot of attention. Silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) have been widely developed for biomedical use, but their biodistribution and to...
Year: 2009
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19936708?dopt=Abstract
DOI:
10.1007/s00204-009-0488-x

Biblio - csep - 08/09/2010 - 13:54

Body distribution of inhaled fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles in mice.

Authors: Kwon Jung-Taek ; Soon-Kyung Hwang ; Hua Jin ; et al
Publication Type: Journal Article
Secondary Title: Journal of Occupational Health
Abstract: To address the questions about the potential harmful effects of nanoparticles for workers, this article studied the body distribution of inhaled nanoparticles in mice using approximately fifty nano-meter sized fluorescent magnetic n...
Year: 2008

Biblio - csep - 08/09/2010 - 14:13

Can high-speed tests sort out which nanomaterials are safe?

Authors: Service, Robert F.
Publication Type: Magazine Article
Secondary Title: Science
Abstract: This article discusses some of the problems faced by toxicologist when attempting to discover if newly developed nanomaterials may have adverse effects on human health and the environment. Potentially thousands of these nanomaterial...
Year: 2008

Biblio - csep - 08/10/2010 - 13:59