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Document ID (ISN)111412
CIS number 11-0069
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gálvez Pérez V., Tanarro Gozalo C.
Title Toxicology of nanoparticles
Original title Toxicología de las nanopartículas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2010, No.56, p.6-12. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access Toxicología_de_las_nanopartículas.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This article discusses the toxicology of nanoparticles and examines what are or could be the main factors influencing their toxicity, i.e. the exposure-dependent factors, factors related to the exposed subjects and factors affecting the intrinsic toxicity, including chemical composition and solubility of nanoparticles as well as their size, surface, shape, structure and state of agglomeration. The main routes of entry are presented, as well as the mechanisms of transport within the body and of elimination. A schematic of the biokinetics of nanometric-sized particles is also presented.
Descriptors (primary) nanoparticles; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) solubility; particle size distribution; routes of entry; toxic effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles