Silver nanoparticles have increased cytotoxic properties compared to larger particles. Reflecting these properties, engineered silver nanoparticles are now added to an increasing number of consumer products often labelled as anti-bacterial. These particles are presently considered the fastest growing nanotechnology application. Accordingly, silver nanoparticles are now postulated to be released into the sewerage systems and wider environment in increasing quantities. Here they could potentially interfere with aquatic life and this ongoing project aims to localize possible particles taken up by the freshwater algae P subcapitata.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||Scandem 2014 - Linköping, Sweden|
Duration: 11 Jun 2014 → 13 Jun 2014
Conference number: 65
|Period||11/06/2014 → 13/06/2014|