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Dissemination Report n°5

​What is nanotoxicology?
Published on 5 October 2016

How to estimate the potential hazard related to nanoparticles?

Main results

  • The study of toxic effects of nanomaterials is still under development and many questions are unanswered.
  • Nanoproducts' number grows very rapidly. It is therefore urgent to assess for each of them the likely routes of exposure and the potential toxicity.
  • More research is needed to better understand specific particle properties and other factors that influence their toxicity.
  • New toxicity methods have to be developed and validated. Potential impact on human health and environment should be tested over the entire life-span of the material.