Nanomaterials as possible contaminants: the fullerene example.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An assessment of the potential risks posed by nanomaterials will require case-by-case evaluations of the processes controlling exposure and hazards such as toxicity. Factors that control fullerene transport and transformation in aqueous environments and their relationship to toxicity are discussed. Natural organic matter is observed to either increase or decrease nanoparticle stability while trends in reactive oxygen generation run counter to proposed mechanisms of possible fullerene toxicity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wiesner, MR; Hotze, EM; Brant, JA; Espinasse, B

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 305 - 310

PubMed ID

  • 18309205

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-9732

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0273-1223

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2166/wst.2008.800


  • eng