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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
CODEN
PFTABQ
Publication Date
20091028
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
p.borm@hszuyd.nl
Fiscal Year
2010
ISSN
1743-8977
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
Particle and Fibre Toxicology
State
WV
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