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dc.titleHealth impact and safety of engineered nanomaterials
dc.contributor.authorTeow, Y.
dc.contributor.authorAsharani, P.V.
dc.contributor.authorHande, M.P.
dc.contributor.authorValiyaveettil, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-12T07:49:12Z
dc.date.available2014-12-12T07:49:12Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationTeow, Y., Asharani, P.V., Hande, M.P., Valiyaveettil, S. (2011). Health impact and safety of engineered nanomaterials. Chemical Communications 47 (25) : 7025-7038. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/c0cc05271j
dc.identifier.issn13597345
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/116382
dc.description.abstractMany engineered nanomaterials (NMs) are being synthesized and explored for potential use in consumer and medical products. Already, nanoparticles (NPs) of titanium dioxide (TiO2), zinc oxide (ZnO), silver (Ag) and other metals or their oxides are present in commercial products such as sunscreens, cosmetics, wound dressings, surgical tools, detergents, automotive paints and tires. More recent and advanced FDA-approved use of NMs includes quantum dots (QDs) in live cell imaging, zirconium oxides in bone replacement and prosthetic devices and nanocarriers in drug delivery. The benefits from nanotechnology are aplenty, comprising antimicrobial activities, scratch- and water-resistance, long-lasting shine, improved processor speeds and better display resolution, to name a few. While developers of these products often focus on the exciting beneficial aspects of their products, safety and toxicity issues are often not discussed in detail. Long-term effects such as chronic exposure and environmental pollution are even less documented. Along with widespread manufacture and use of NMs, concerns for occupational hazards, proper handling, disposal, storage, shipping and clean up are expected to rise. This review focus on the possible biological impact of engineered NPs, serving as a reminder that nanomaterials can become a double-edged sword if not properly handled. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentNUS NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECH INITIATIVE
dc.contributor.departmentCHEMISTRY
dc.description.doi10.1039/c0cc05271j
dc.description.sourcetitleChemical Communications
dc.description.volume47
dc.description.issue25
dc.description.page7025-7038
dc.description.codenCHCOF
dc.identifier.isiut000291613400002
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