Special Issue "Health Hazards of Engineered Nanomaterials and Nano-Pollutants"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
As nanotechnology is experiencing rapid development and the benefits of using nanomaterials are widely publicized, a discussion on both human and environmental health impacts are just beginning to emerge. Recent studies have shown that man-made nanomaterials can enter the human body more readily than larger particles, and several types of metallic-based nanoparticles and environmental pollutants such as nanoplastics have been reported to interfere with cellular and physiological functions, both in vitro and in vivo. However, more comprehensive and in-depth studies are needed to systematically establish the potential environmental and human health effect of exposure to these nanoparticles. The questions that need to be addressed include how size, number, chemical composition, and surface characteristics of these nanopollutants affect their interactions with various eco- and biosystems. The answers to these questions are pivotal for a better understanding of how nanomaterials and pollutants of a nano size could affect human health. This Special Issue on “Health Hazards of Engineered Nanoparticles and Nano-Pollutants” seeks high-quality works and the latest findings to address some environmental and public health concerns with regard to the exposure to various man-made nanomaterials, and also commonly encountered environmental pollutants, such as carbon black and nanoplastics. We welcome contributions in the form of reviews, full-length articles, and communications. Interdisciplinary research integrating innovative detection methods of nanomaterials in the environment and their specific health effects on bio-systems are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Choon Nam ONG
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