Special Focus Issue on Nanoparticle Ecotoxicity

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Future Medicine Ltd's new report "Environmental Toxicity of Nanoparticles" to their offering.(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d08471/environmental_toxi)

This Special Focus Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Nanomedicine focuses on the environmental toxicity, also known as ecotoxicity, of nanoparticles and how this might be relevant to human health and medicine. As such, the issue is focused deliberately on engineered nanoparticles. The special issues main roles are to introduce the concept of nanoparticle ecotoxicity and to explore the main factors that have a role in this potential ecotoxicity. The state of the field is described and several key examples of the interaction of different nanoparticles, for example, metals, oxides, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes, with water and soil are given.

Key Topics Covered:


  • Introduction to the special focus issue: environmental toxicity of nanoparticles


  • Chronic toxicity of double-walled carbon nanotubes to three marine organisms: influence of different dispersion methods
  • Carbon nanotube ecotoxicity in amphibians: assessment of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and comparison with double-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Silver nanoparticle exposure causes apoptotic response in the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris (Oligochaeta)


  • Stability of nanoparticles in water
  • Inorganic manufactured nanoparticles: how their physicochemical properties influence their biological effects in aqueous environments


  • Considerations in evaluating the physicochemical properties and transformations of inorganic Nanoparticles in water

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