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Carbon nanotubes introduced into the abdominal cavity of mice show asbestos-like pathogenicity in a pilot study.
Carbon nanotubes have distinctive characteristics, but their needle-like fibre shape has been compared to asbestos, raising concerns that widespread use of carbon nanotubes may lead to mesothelioma,Expand
The potential risks of nanomaterials: a review carried out for ECETOC
During the last few years, research on toxicologically relevant properties of engineered nanoparticles has increased tremendously. A number of international research projects and additionalExpand
Carbon nanotubes: a review of their properties in relation to pulmonary toxicology and workplace safety.
Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are an important new class of technological materials that have numerous novel and useful properties. The forecast increase in manufacture makes it likely that increasing humanExpand
Combustion-derived nanoparticles: A review of their toxicology following inhalation exposure
This review considers the molecular toxicology of combustion-derived nanoparticles (CDNP) following inhalation exposure. CDNP originate from a number of sources and in this review we consider dieselExpand
Toxicology of nanoparticles: A historical perspective
The rapid expansion of nanotechnology promises to have great benefits for society, yet there is increasing concern that human and environmental exposure to engineered nanomaterials may result inExpand
A review of the in vivo and in vitro toxicity of silver and gold particulates: Particle attributes and biological mechanisms responsible for the observed toxicity
This review is concerned with evaluating the toxicity associated with human exposure to silver and gold nanoparticles (NPs), due to the relative abundance of toxicity data available for theseExpand
Ultrafine particles
There is a long history of disease caused by inhaled particles that stretches from Agricola and Paracelsus in the 14th century up to the present. In this century the twin scourges of asbestos andExpand
Size-dependent proinflammatory effects of ultrafine polystyrene particles: a role for surface area and oxidative stress in the enhanced activity of ultrafines.
Studies into the effects of ultrafine particles in the lung have shown adverse effects considered to be due in part to the particle size. Air pollution particles (PM(10)) are associated withExpand
Mechanisms of genotoxicity. A review of in vitro and in vivo studies with engineered nanoparticles
Abstract Engineered nanoparticles (NPs) are widely used in different technologies but their unique properties might also cause adverse health effects. In reviewing recent in vitro and in vivoExpand
Development of in vitro systems for nanotoxicology: methodological considerations
Due to the rapid development of a diverse array of nanoparticles, used in a wide variety of products, there are now many international activities to assess the potential toxicity of these materials.Expand