Silicon dioxide nanoparticles (SiO2, 40-50 nm) exacerbate pathophysiology of traumatic spinal cord injury and deteriorate functional outcome in the rat. An experimental study using pharmacological and morphological approaches.
Silicon (SiO2) nanoparticles or silica dust is quite common form of exposure to soldiers engaged in gulf war that may influence their health and brain function. It is quite likely that traumatic injuries to the CNS may be influenced by exposure to these nanoparticles. However, the details of silicon nanoparticles on human health functions are still unknown… (More)