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The Sustainability Challenge of Food and Environmental Nanotechnology: Current Status and Imminent Perceptions

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Research Institute of Biotechnology & Medical Converged Science, Dongguk University-Seoul, Ilsandong-gu, Gyeonggi-do 10326, Korea
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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, GR-11855 Athens, Greece
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Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Dongguk University-Seoul, Ilsandong-gu, Gyeonggi-do 10326, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(23), 4848; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16234848
Received: 8 November 2019 / Revised: 28 November 2019 / Accepted: 29 November 2019 / Published: 2 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotechnology to the Benefit of Environment and Public Health)
Nanotechnology is a connection among various branches of science with potential applications that extend over a variety of scientific disciplines, particularly in the food science and technology fields. For nanomaterial applications in food processing, such as antimicrobials on food contact surfaces along with the improvement of biosensors, electrospun nanofibers are the most intensively studied ones. As in the case of every developing skill, an assessment from a sustainability point of view is necessary to address the balance between its benefits to civilization and the unwanted effects on human health and the environment. The current review aimed to provide an update regarding the sustainability of current nanotechnology applications in food science technology, environment, and public health together with a risk assessment and toxicity evaluation. View Full-Text
Keywords: antimicrobials; biosensors; electrospun nanofiber; food processing; nanotechnology; sustainability; environment; human health antimicrobials; biosensors; electrospun nanofiber; food processing; nanotechnology; sustainability; environment; human health
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Das, G.; Patra, J.K.; Paramithiotis, S.; Shin, H.-S. The Sustainability Challenge of Food and Environmental Nanotechnology: Current Status and Imminent Perceptions. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4848.

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