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Toxicological Effects and Mechanisms of Silver Nanoparticles

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Abstract

Silver compounds have been used for centuries in health care products as an antiseptic. Currently, the use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in consumer products is increasing. There are emerging concerns on the possible contribution of AgNPs to environmental and human toxicity. In this chapter, we summarize the toxicological effects of AgNPs, and discuss the toxicological mechanisms and potential influencing factors. The specific risk assessment for AgNPs is not feasible as information on possible long term effects at environmental relevant doses are lacking.

Keywords

  • Reactive Oxygen Species
  • Aquatic Toxicity
  • AgNP Suspension
  • Dermal Toxicity
  • AgNPs Exposure

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Zhou, Q., Liu, W., Long, Y., Sun, C., Jiang, G. (2015). Toxicological Effects and Mechanisms of Silver Nanoparticles. In: Liu, J., Jiang, G. (eds) Silver Nanoparticles in the Environment. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-46070-2_5

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