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April 17th, 2003

Survey finds the smaller the size, the bigger the possible risks

A survey of 27 toxicology studies released this week concluded that ultrafine particles can enter the body through the skin, breathing and ingestion, leading to reactions such as inflammation. Some environmental researchers questioned whether the particles under review were more akin to soot and other urban pollutants than manufactured nanomaterials, and whether the exposure levels used for those particulate studies made sense for nanomaterials.


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