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Unraveling the Safety Profile of Nanoscale Particles and Materials

From Biomedical to Environmental Applications


Marisa P. Sárria

INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

As nanomaterials become increasingly present in our daily lives, pertinent questions regarding their safety arise. Nanomaterial risk assessment, as in other areas, directs much of the effort worldwide in defining guidelines that may be translated into national or international directives. Nanomaterials encompass different entities, from nanoparticles to nanostructured materials, with specific effects over cells, tissues, organisms and ecosystems depending on their biophysical characteristics. Such interactions will directly affect the impact of novel nanotechnologies. This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in nanotoxicology, featuring the most important developments and critical issues regarding the use of and exposure to nanoparticles.

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Unraveling the Safety Profile of Nanoscale Particles and MaterialsFrom Biomedical to Environmental ApplicationsEdited by Andreia Ferreira de Castro Gomes

Published: March 21st 2018

DOI: 10.5772/65837

ISBN: 978-953-51-3940-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3939-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-3989-8

Copyright year: 2018

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9163 Total Chapter Downloads

29 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

49 Dimensions Citations


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1. Spectroscopic Insights into the Nano-Bio Interface

By Achyut J. Raghavendra, Wren Gregory, Indushekhar Persaud, Jared M. Brown and Ramakrishna Podila


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2. Toxicological Risk Assessment of Emerging Nanomaterials: Cytotoxicity, Cellular Uptake, Effects on Biogenesis and Cell Organelle Activity, Acute Toxicity and Biodistribution of Oxide Nanoparticles

By Lionel Maurizi, Anne-Laure Papa, Julien Boudon, Sruthi Sudhakaran, Benoist Pruvot, David Vandroux, Johanna Chluba, Gérard Lizard and Nadine Millot


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3. Interaction of Nanoparticles with Blood Components and Associated Pathophysiological Effects

By Gerardo González De La Cruz, Patricia Rodríguez-Fragoso, Jorge Reyes-Esparza, Anahí Rodríguez-López, Rocío Gómez-Cansino and Lourdes Rodriguez-Fragoso


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4. Cytotoxic and Antiproliferative Effects of Nanomaterials on Cancer Cell Lines: A Review

By Marcelo Grijalva, María José Vallejo-López, Lizeth Salazar, Javier Camacho and Brajesh Kumar


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5. Nanotoxicity in Cancer Research: Technical Protocols and Considerations for the Use of 3D Tumour Spheroids

By Dania Movia and Adriele Prina-Mello


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6. Applications of Fluorescent Quantum Dots for Reproductive Medicine and Disease Detection

By Sapna Jain, Seong B. Park, Shreekmar R. Pillai, Peter L. Ryan, Scott T. Willard and Jean M. Feugang


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7. Bioaccumulation and Toxic Profiling of Nanostructured Particles and Materials

By Subas Chandra Dinda


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