The nanosilica hazard: another variable entity

  title={The nanosilica hazard: another variable entity},
  author={Dorota Napierska and Leen C J Thomassen and Dominique Lison and Johan Adriaan Martens and Peter Hm Hoet},
  booktitle={Particle and Fibre Toxicology},
Silica nanoparticles (SNPs) are produced on an industrial scale and are an addition to a growing number of commercial products. SNPs also have great potential for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine. Contrary to the well-studied crystalline micron-sized silica, relatively little information exists on the toxicity of its amorphous and nano-size forms. Because nanoparticles possess novel properties, kinetics and unusual bioactivity, their potential biological effects… CONTINUE READING
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