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Concerns About Nanoparticle Hazard to Human Health and Environment

  • Mohamed H. LahianiEmail author
  • Mariya V. KhodakovskayaEmail author
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Abstract

The number of nanosized products has increased substantially during the last decade. A significant part of these products was developed for human health and fitness. Other nanoproducts belong to areas of automotive, food and beverage, cross-cutting, home and garden, electronics, computers, and appliances. Each year, concern over the exhaustive fate and behavior of nanoparticles (NPs) is increasing. To date, little is known about the safety of using and introducing NPs into the environment. Researchers have tackled this problem by focusing on the interactions of NPs with plants, animals, and human, by studying their behavior in aquatic, soil, and air systems. With the rapid advance of nanotechnology in different fields, regulation measures of the NPs face many challenges in front of contradictory reports and the complexity of properties of NPs.

Keywords

Nanoparticles Nanotoxicity Human health Environmental impact of nanoparticles Genotoxicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Arkansas at Little RockLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Far-Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussian Federation

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