Health, Environment and Nanosafety
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 24938
Interests: assess the toxicity and safety of nanomaterials; evaluate cytotoxic, genotoxic, inflammation, local and systemic effects
In recent years, the development of nanotechnology and the use of nanomaterials have experienced exponential growth, and it is estimated that by 2022 the market of these nanomaterials may reach revenue of 9.1 billion USD in Europe only. In 2018 there were more than 11,000 new applications for patents related to nanotechnology in the United States and more than 1,700 in the European Office of Patents. The history has shown us that different types of particulate matter and their byproducts are related to seriously deleterious effects such as lung fibrosis, vascular effects, and cancer. Although our understanding of toxicity caused by nanoparticles has increased, there is still a large gap between the development of new nanomaterials and the ability to test for their safety for the environment, end-users and those involved in their production. In order to have a better understanding of the efforts related to evaluate how safe are already existing and new materials, and how to design new materials that are safe starting from the design, we are launching a special issue on Nanosafety, making special emphasis on health and environment.
Dr. Ernesto Alfaro
Dr. Ayse Basak Engin
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- toxic effects
- safe by design
- in vitro
- in silico
- in vivo