Novel properties resulting from particle size at the nanoscale are the basis to the performance promise of nanomaterials. Even where the toxicology surrounding the product in bulk form is well understood an automatic “read-across” of properties for the same materials at nanoscale is far from an automatic assumption; these are essentially new materials.

There is growing awareness that long term potential toxicity of nanomaterials and their environmental impact are poorly understood. There is also wide spread concern about their ability to accumulate in biological organisms.

When performing any nanotoxicology study, it is imperative to know the state of the nanoparticles used, and in particular, their size, size distribution, and concentration in the appropriate test media.

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