Toxicology of nanomaterials: permanent interactive learning.
Part Fibre Toxicol 2009 Oct; 6:28
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.
Airborne-particles; Biohazards; Biological-effects; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Microbiology; Microscopic-analysis; Particulates; Particulate-sampling-methods; Standards; Toxic-effects; Toxic-materials; Nanotechnology
Paul Borm, Zuyd University, Centre of Expertise in Life Sciences, PO Box 550, 6400 AN, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Particle and Fibre Toxicology