Metal oxide nanomaterials: Health and environmental effects

J. E. Cañas-Carrell, S. Li, A. M. Parra, B. Shrestha

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Metal oxide nanomaterials have unique properties that allow for numerous applications and uses in industry and consumer products. However, these materials also potentially pose a risk to humans, aquatic and terrestrial organisms, and the environment. This chapter will briefly identify applications of metal oxide nanomaterials. However, the major focus of the chapter will be a literature review of human health and ecotoxicology studies conducted with metal oxide nanomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth and Environmental Safety of Nanomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationPolymer Nancomposites and Other Materials Containing Nanoparticles
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780857096555
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Nano-ZnO
  • Terrestrial toxicity
  • Toxicity


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