Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
versión impresa ISSN 0101-2061
FORBE, Tamara; GARCIA, Mario y GONZALEZ, Eric. Potencial risks of nanoparticles. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.4, pp. 835-842. ISSN 0101-2061. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612011000400002.
Nanotoxicology is an emergent important subdiscipline of Nanosciences, which refers to the study of the interactions of nanostructures with biological systems giving emphasis to the elucidation of the relationship between the physical and chemical properties of nanostructures with induction of toxic biological responses. Although potential beneficial effects of nanotechnologies are generally well described, the potential (eco) toxicological effects and impacts of nanoparticles have so far received little attention. This is the reason why some routes of expousure, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, as well as toxicological effects of nanoparticles are discussed in this review.
Palabras llave : nanotoxicology; nanoparticles; carbon nanotubes; toxicological effects.