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Safety assessment of silica and zinc oxide nanoparticles

Authors An SSA, Kim M

Received 20 November 2013

Accepted for publication 21 November 2013

Published 15 December 2014 Volume 2014:9(Supplement 2) Pages 1—2

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S57914

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Seong Soo A An,1 Meyoung-Kon Kim2

1Department of Bionanotechnology, Gachon Medical Research Institute, Gachon University, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Korea; 2Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Korea University Medical School and College, Seoul, Korea

The current volume is a special issue focusing on a safety assessment of nanoparticles, from their physicochemical properties to government regulations. It features twenty-five papers, discussing general issues with the possible harmfulness of two different types of nanoparticles (NPs); silica (SiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO). Six papers describe detailed analyses from 90-day repeated administrations of NPs, and finally there is a series of technical reports, formatted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), dealing with safety issues regarding international cooperation with the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN).

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