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Nanoparticle toxicity testing

Assessing the potential health hazards of nanotechnology
March 25, 2013
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In the search for more accurate and efficient techniques to evaluate the health hazards of nanoparticles, Los Alamos researchers are developing artificial human tissues and organs to replace animal test subjects.

A new approach to toxicity testing under development at Los Alamos uses artificial tissue and artificial organs instead of animal testing

Manufactured nanoparticles such as buckyballs and carbon nanotubes, used in products ranging from sunscreens to solar panels, are proliferating so quickly that safety testing for potential health hazards—similar to those for asbestos—can hardly keep up.

But a new approach to toxicity testing under development at Los Alamos, using artificial tissue and artificial organs instead of animal testing, may soon change that.

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