Special Issue "Safety Assessment of Graphene-Based Materials: Human Health and Environment"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2022.
Interests: Marine toxins; Algal toxins; Toxicology; Pharmacology; Skin toxicity; Oral toxicity; Inflammation; Mechanisms of toxicity; Methods of detection
Interests: Carbon based nanomaterials; Ecotoxicology; Ecophysiology; Environmental toxicology; Environmental pollution; Graphene; Graphene-related materials; Graphene environmental fate; Graphene biodegradability; Plant biology
Graphene-Based Materials (GBMs) are a novel class of carbon-based nanomaterials characterized by extraordinary physicochemical properties that are the basis for a wide range of applications. These are used in various fields including nanoelectronics, energy technology, and biomedicine. Increasing effort is being made to produce novel GBMs with modified and expanded properties. However, because of the expected significant increase in the GBM market over the next few years and the concomitant release of GBM-containing nanoparticles into the environment, safety issues related to human health and the environment need to be addressed.
The increasing widespread interest and use of GBMs necessitates a comprehensive evaluation of the potential impacts of these materials on human health and the environment. Even though a large body of knowledge on the (eco)toxicological impact of GBMs exists, toxicological data are still insufficient to draw conclusions on their safety for human health and the environment. In addition, a special focus is still needed to understand the physicochemical properties influencing the (eco)toxicological effects of GBMs in compliance with the safe-by-design principle. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials, “Safety Assessment of Graphene-Based Materials: Human Health and the Environment”, aims to present a compilation of articles that demonstrate the continuous effort being made to assess the safety of GBMs for both humans and the environment with the ultimate goal of implementing the hazard characterization of these materials.
Dr. Marco Pelin
Dr. Fabio Candotto Carniel
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- graphene-based materials
- hazard characterization
- mechanisms of toxicity