Overview of the current knowledge and challenges associated with human exposure to nanomaterials

Ali Kermanizadeh, Kim Jantzen, Astrid Skovmand, Ana Cecília Damião Gouveia, Nicklas Raun Jacobsen, Vicki Stone, Martin J. D. Clift

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There has been significant progress in the field of nanotoxicology, which has coincided with the increasing advancements made in the field of nanotechnology (Donaldson et al., 2006; Hoet et al., 2004; Maynard et al., 2006; 2007). Due to the increased use and diversity of nanomaterials (NM) there is an imperative need to deduce whether NM exposure could result in the onset of adverse human health effects. In order to address such health 776concerns, research into the effects of engineered NMs has received considerable interest over the past 20 years. This research has provided important information that has enabled the progression and realisation of some of proposed advantages of nanotechnology (Maynard et al., 2006; 2007; Oberdorster et al., 2005). Currently, despite certain advances in the field of nanotoxicology, the testing strategies for the determination of the NM-related biological impact(s) remain insufficient (Oberdorster et al., 2005).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiocatalysis and Nanotechnology
EditorsPeter Grunwald
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781315196602
ISBN (Print)9789814613699
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NamePan Stanford Series on Biocatalysis
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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