Toxic Potential of Materials at the Nanolevel

  title={Toxic Potential of Materials at the Nanolevel},
  author={Andre E. Nel and Tian Xia and Lutz M{\"a}dler and Ning Li},
  pages={622 - 627}
Nanomaterials are engineered structures with at least one dimension of 100 nanometers or less. These materials are increasingly being used for commercial purposes such as fillers, opacifiers, catalysts, semiconductors, cosmetics, microelectronics, and drug carriers. Materials in this size range may approach the length scale at which some specific physical or chemical interactions with their environment can occur. As a result, their properties differ substantially from those bulk materials of… 

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