Nanotoxicology

 

Nanotoxicology is the study of the toxicity of nanomaterials. Because of the small size and large surface area of nanomaterials, these materials have unique properties compared with their larger counterparts. The nanomaterials, even when they are made of inert elements like gold, become very active at a nanometer range. Nanotoxicological studies are intended to determine whether and to what extent these may pose a threat to the environment and to human beings. For instance, Diesel nanoparticles have been found to damage the cardiovascular system in a mouse model.

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The study of the toxic effects of nanomaterials, especially nanoparticles, on living systems, particularly human beings.

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Nanotoxicology is the study of the toxicity of nanomaterials. Because of the small size and large surface area of nanomaterials, these materials have unique properties compared with their larger counterparts. The nanomaterials, even when they are made of inert elements like gold, become very active at a nanometer range. Nanotoxicological studies are intended to determine whether and to what extent these may pose a threat to the environment and to human beings. For instance, Diesel nanoparticles have been found to damage the cardiovascular system in a mouse model

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