What is it about?
The purpose of this review is to present the current state of knowledge related to the risks of the engineered nanoparticles and how to assess the various properties by application of theoretical and computational methods, applicable for evaluation of nanomaterials.
Why is it important?
Because of nanomaterials intrinsic properties, they are commonly employed in electronics, photovoltaic, catalysis, environmental and space engineering, cosmetic industry and – finally – in medicine and pharmacy. In that sense, nanotechnology creates great opportunities for the progress of modern medicine. However, recent studies have shown evident toxicity of some nanoparticles to living organisms (toxicity), and their potentially negative impact on environmental ecosystems (ecotoxicity). Lack of available data and low adequacy of experimental protocols prevent comprehensive risk assessment.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor Bakhtiyor Rasulev and Professor Jerzy Leszczynski