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Over the past years, nanotoxicity has made significant progress on understanding how carbon nanotubes (CNT) and carbon nanofibers (CNF) affect human health, as well as remedies for such damages.
Nigel Walker (NIEHS-NTP) gave a great overview, highlighting some of the general concerns with nanomaterials. One interesting point he made was that it may not be appropriate to measure the dose of a drug delivered by a nanomaterial by mass as we typically measure dose (mg/kg).
Engineered nanomaterials can have chemical, physical, and biological properties that differ from those of their larger counterparts. There is striking evidence that nanomaterials add a lot of value to consumer goods, but we also need to understand if there are any potential unintended consequences.
On Sunday afternoon, March 23, I attended one of the advanced Continuing Education (CE) Courses offered at the 53rd Annual Society of Toxicology meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The course was PM10 Innovations in Methodologies for Inhalation Exposure and Interpretations of In Vivo Toxicity. This CE cour