When nanomaterials reach environmental departments, such as freshwater or soil, interaction with organisms living in those divisions is likely to occur. It therefore is important to understand how nanomaterials and organisms interact, and to increase mechanism-based frameworks that allow transfer of knowledge across particle types and biota with acceptable effort to provide a sound risk assessment. First appointment of nanomaterials with organisms always takes place at the level of cells, for example, epithelial cells in animals or epidermal cells in plants, which serve as environment-organism barriers. Being progressive exposed to inorganic or organic particles, cells have evolved stress responses to combat particle disclosure if overwhelmed, toxicity on different cellular levels, such as damage to lysosomes, mitochondria, or DNA may ensue. However, even in the nonappearance of toxicity, nanomaterials may surpass environment-organism barriers. In this case, systemic transportation may occur, potentially triggering whole organism responses, such as immune or altered observable responses or contorted development.

Sub Tracks:

  • Genotoxicity
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Fullerne toxicity
  • Biodistribution
  • Nano visualisation
  • Xeno biotech
  • Nanomedicine and toxicology