An assessment of the potential risks posed by nanomaterials will require case-by-case evaluations of the processes controlling exposure and hazards such as toxicity. Factors that control fullerene transport and transformation in aqueous environments and their relationship to toxicity are discussed. Natural organic matter is observed to either increase or decrease nanoparticle stability while trends in reactive oxygen generation run counter to proposed mechanisms of possible fullerene toxicity.
Research Article|February 01 2008
Nanomaterials as possible contaminants: the fullerene example
M. R. Wiesner
E. M. Hotze
J. A. Brant
Water Sci Technol (2008) 57 (3): 305-310.
M. R. Wiesner, E. M. Hotze, J. A. Brant, B. Espinasse; Nanomaterials as possible contaminants: the fullerene example. Water Sci Technol 1 February 2008; 57 (3): 305–310. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2008.800
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