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Nanotoxicology: Exposure, Mechanism, and Effects on Human Health

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The increasing negative effects of nanomaterials on humans and the environment have led to the increase in a new subtopic in the branch of nanotechnology, known as “nanotoxicology.” The issue of toxicity of nanomaterials has been a relatively new topic of concern with regard to nanotechnology, and this is because of the lack of techniques and experimental conditions in order to evaluate and monitor nanotoxicity. With the increase in concerns related to nanotoxicity, many global organizations have taken up the initiative to spread awareness and to design various strategies to assess the toxic effect of nanomaterials on human health and the environment. Nanoparticles can be produced by a variety of physical, chemical, and biological methodologies. Researchers have also been interested in trying to find out many new and interesting ways to synthesize nanoparticles for varied particle applications. The current chapter describes many such aspects of nanotoxicology including exposure, mechanism, and effects on human health.

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John, A.T., Wadhwa, S., Mathur, A. (2022). Nanotoxicology: Exposure, Mechanism, and Effects on Human Health. In: Jindal, T. (eds) New Frontiers in Environmental Toxicology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72173-2_5

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