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Toxicology of nanomaterials: permanent interactive learning.

Authors
Borm-P; Castranova-V
Source
Part Fibre Toxicol 2009 Oct; 6:28
NIOSHTIC No.
20036143
Abstract
Particle and Fibre Toxicology wants to play a decisive role in a time where particle research is challenged and driven by the developments and applications of nanomaterials. This aim is not merely quantitative in publishing a given number of papers on nanomaterials, but also qualitatively since the field of nanotoxicology is rapidly emerging and benchmarks for good science are needed. Since then a number of things have happened that merit further analysis. The interactive learning issue is best shown by report and communications on the toxicology of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT). A special workshop on the CNT has now been organized twice in Nagano ( Japan) and this editorial contains a summary of the most important outcomes. Finally, we take the opportunity discuss some recent reports from the nanotech literature, and more specifically a Chinese study that claims severe consequences of nanoparticle exposure.
Keywords
Airborne-particles; Biohazards; Biological-effects; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Microbiology; Microscopic-analysis; Particulates; Particulate-sampling-methods; Standards; Toxic-effects; Toxic-materials; Nanotechnology
Contact
Paul Borm, Zuyd University, Centre of Expertise in Life Sciences, PO Box 550, 6400 AN, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Publication Date
20091028
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
p.borm@hszuyd.nl
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
1743-8977
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
Particle and Fibre Toxicology
State
WV
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