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Toxicity, Human Health and Environment

Edited by Simona Clichici

“Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy


Gabriela Adriana Filip

“Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Gustavo Morari Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do ABC

In the last decade, nanomaterials have become a double-edged sword. On one hand, nanomaterials have proven their limitless potential not only for technological applications, but also for medical ones. On the other hand, the increasing use of these nanomaterials has raised concerns regarding their safety for environmental and human health, due to their potential toxicity. The toxic effects of nanomaterials depend on their type, surface geometry, diameter, length and function. This book intends to provide a comprehensive evidence-based overview of nanomaterial toxicity, from their synthesis and characterization, environmental impact, tests to assess their toxicity in vitro and in vivo, ways to modulate their impact on living organisms, to their beneficial use in biomedical applications.

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NanomaterialsToxicity, Human Health and EnvironmentEdited by Simona Clichici

Published: February 19th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78085

ISBN: 978-1-78984-617-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-616-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-329-3

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

6406 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Prologue: Nanofibers

By Gustavo M. Do Nascimento


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2. How to Assess Nanomaterial Toxicity? An Environmental and Human Health Approach

By Matheus M. Roberto and Cintya A. Christofoletti


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3. Risk Assessment and Health, Safety, and Environmental Management of Carbon Nanomaterials

By Guilherme Lenz e Silva, Camila Viana, Danieli Domingues and Fernanda Vieira


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4. Oxidative Stress Produced by Urban Atmospheric Nanoparticles

By Daniela-Rodica Mitrea, Alina-Mihaela Toader and Oana-Alina Hoteiuc


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5. The Interaction of Tungsten Dust with Human Skin Cells

By Lavinia Gabriela Carpen, Tomy Acsente, Maria Adriana Acasandrei, Elena Matei, Claudia Gabriela Chilom, Diana Iulia Savu and Gheorghe Dinescu


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6. Biofunctionalized Polymer Nanomaterials: Implications on Shapes and Sizes

By F.F. Razura-Carmona, G.A. Prado-Guzmán, A. Perez-Larios, M.V. Ramírez-Marez, M. Herrera-Martínez and Jorge Alberto Sánchez-Burgos


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7. Phosphate-Mineralization Microbe Repairs Heavy Metal Ions That Formed Nanomaterials in Soil and Water

By Xiaoniu Yu and Qiwei Zhan


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8. SiO2-Based Materials for Immobilization of Enzymes

By Crina Anastasescu, Mihai Anastasescu, Ioan Balint and Maria Zaharescu


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9. Electrospinning Technology: Designing Nanofibers toward Wound Healing Application

By Daniela Sousa Coelho, Beatriz Veleirinho, Thaís Alberti, Amanda Maestri, Rosendo Yunes, Paulo Fernando Dias and Marcelo Maraschin


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10. Nanofibers in Mucosal Drug and Vaccine Delivery

By Josef Mašek, Eliška Mašková, Daniela Lubasová, Roman Špánek, Milan Raška and Jaroslav Turánek


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11. Stupendous Nanomaterials: Carbon Nanotubes Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

By Kalaiselvan Shanmugam, J. Manivannan and M. Manjuladevi


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12. Applications of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) in Nanotechnology

By Akeel M. Kadim


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