The Journal of Biological Physics and Chemistry



Volume 23, Number 1, pp. 31-33




A nanoscale perspective on chemical toxicology

J.J. Ramsden

Department of Biomedical Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Buckingham, MK18 1EG, UK

Nanotechnology is usually associated with toxicity through the potentially adverse health effects of nano-objects. Nanometrology is, however, able to powerfully assist in the characterization of potentially toxic doses of chemicals in general and the response of biological tissues to them. Furthermore, nanotechnology is associated with a particular manner of investigation that may yield invaluable insight into toxicological processes.

Keywords: dose-response, dynamic, kinetic, nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, susceptibility


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