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Special Issue "Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015).
Iron oxide NPs have been widely explored in various applications, such as drug delivery, imaging agents in magnetic resonance and magnetic particle imaging, soil and groundwater remediation, and as photocatalysts. All these applications lead to increased production of iron oxide nanoparticles, subsequently increasing their existing levels in the environment and human exposure. The increased exposure can impact upon society in many ways, such as potential risk to human health, in particular to pregnant women or babies. Moreover, the high level of iron may also impact plant growth and development, because iron is an essential nutrient to plants. Therefore, it is critically important to understand the developmental and reproductive toxicity, and the long-term effects of iron oxide nanoparticles. We invite field experts to submit their related work, fostering in-depth discussion of this critical issue. Suggested topics include but are not limited to
(1) developmental and reproductive toxicity of iron oxide nanoparticles on whole organisms, such as fly, fish, mouse, rat, etc.,
(2) toxicity studies using in vitro models, such as perfused human placenta, or other systems,
(3) characterization and quantification of nanoparticles in tissues,
(4) cellular models to study developmental and reproductive toxicity,
(5) nanoparticle effects on plant growth and development.
Dr. Yuping Bao and Dr. Anna Cristina S. Samia
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- iron oxide nanoparticles
- developmental and reproductive toxicity