Elucidating the Potential Biological Impact of Cellulose Nanocrystals

  title={Elucidating the Potential Biological Impact of Cellulose Nanocrystals},
  author={Sandra Camarero-Espinosa and Carola Endes and Silvana Mueller and Alke Petri-Fink and Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser and Christoph Weder and Martin James David Clift and Earl Johan Foster},
Cellulose nanocrystals exhibit an interesting combination of mechanical properties and physical characteristics, which make them potentially useful for a wide range of consumer applications. However, as the usage of these bio-based nanofibers increases, a greater understanding of human exposure addressing their potential health issues should be gained. The aim of this perspective is to highlight how knowledge obtained from studying the biological impact of other nanomaterials can provide a… CONTINUE READING