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Multilab study begins establishing uniform protocols for nanotoxicity testing

By Eileen De Guire / July 15, 2013

Image above: Inflammation of mice lungs after exposure to titania nanobelts. Credit: Environmental Health Perspectives; NIH.  The “discovery” of nanomaterials about 15 years ago sparked the imaginations of researchers, and forward-thinking manufacturers followed soon thereafter. These too-small-to-see materials have properties at the nanoscale that are impossible at the bulk scale. However, the manufacturing community and…

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