Special Issue "The Toxicology of Nanomaterials, Including Modelling Nano-/Microplastics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: nano- /micro-toxicology including; mechanisms; general models; risk assessment; knowledge integration and transfer
Interests: nanotoxicology; toxicogenomics; soil ecotoxicology; mechanisms of response; systems toxicology
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There has been tremendous progress in the development of novel nanomaterials (see other issues of this journal), including, among others, sophisticated doped-nanoparticles, complex metal-organic nanowires, functionalized graphene, and advanced hybrid coatings, scaffolds and plastics. There has been an equally tremendous advancement in the methodologies to investigate the potential toxicity of nanomaterials to humans and the environment, with novel methods covering, e.g., long-term toxicity, highly specific pathways, bioaccumulation, and the life-cycle of the organisms. However, there has been an insufficient interaction between the material developers/-modelers and the environmental/human-health experts; the very reason for this special issue. Although it is known that the nanomaterial toxicity depends on the material composition, structure, coating, size, etc., there is a need to further emphasize approaches (e.g., modelling or ranking) that take into account the novel developments. Further, considering that the descriptors in general remain the same for nano- and micro materials and that 100 nm is not a strict threshold in regard to the material-biology interactions, this means that nanomaterial studies should also be able to provide valuable insight into the toxicity of sub-micro and micro-size materials, even entering the micro-plastic ranges.
This Special Issue will focus broadly on the toxicity of nanomaterials and welcome a broad array of studies. Particularly important will be to obtain a mixture of articles with different approaches and materials, in which there is a discussion on the usefulness of the respective studies to elicit other materials or endpoints. This covers papers focusing on both specific and general toxicity, among others including omics response, bioaccumulation, secondary-poisoning, long-term consequences, and multigenerational issues.
Dr. Janeck James Scott-Fordsmand
Dr. Mónica Amorim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Human Health, ecotoxicology