Nanotoxicology in the environment
Guest editors Kristin Schirmer and Melanie Auffan introduce the Nanotoxicology in the Environment themed issue of Environmental Science: Nano.
Impacts of metal-based engineered nanomaterials on soil communities
A comprehensive review of the effects of metal-based nanoparticles on trophic groups, interactions, ecosystem functions and biodiversity of soil communities.
Toxicity of engineered metal oxide nanomaterials mediated by nano–bio–eco–interactions: a review and perspective
This is a comprehensive review on the toxicity of metal oxide nanomaterials regarding their environmental interactions at the nano–bio–eco interface.
Oral bioavailability and sex specific tissue partitioning of quantum dots in fathead minnows, Pimephales promelas
Quantum dots with different surface chemistries display a sex-specific tissue distribution following oral exposure in fathead minnows, an agastric fish.
Chronic dosing of a simulated pond ecosystem in indoor aquatic mesocosms: fate and transport of CeO2 nanoparticles
Indoor aquatic mesocosms were designed to mimic pond ecosystems contaminated by a continuous point-source discharge of cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2-NPs).
Silver nanoparticle toxicity and association with the alga Euglena gracilis
AgNPs are not internalized by the alga Euglena gracilis but adsorb onto the pellicle.
Effect propagation after silver nanoparticle exposure in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos: a correlation to internal concentration and distribution patterns
Internal silver concentrations were determined and combined with toxicological information to obtain critical internal effect concentrations triggering biological responses.
Gene expression as an indicator of the molecular response and toxicity in the bacterium Shewanella oneidensis and the water flea Daphnia magna exposed to functionalized gold nanoparticles
Gene expression patterns indicate different impacts of charged nanoparticles across two model species.
Toxicity of 12 metal-based nanoparticles to algae, bacteria and protozoa
Common toxicity patterns emerge across toxicity tests with species from different trophic levels.
Carbon nanomaterials rescue phenanthrene toxicity in zebrafish embryo cultures
Carbon nanomaterials rescued zebrafish embryos from phenanthrene toxicity.
About this collection
Kristin Schirmer and Melanie Auffan guest edit this themed collection, which provides a state-of-the-art synopsis of mechanistic knowledge obtained thus far with regard to the interactions of engineered nanomaterials with organisms in the environment, i.e. aquatic or terrestrial.
The collection is a well-rounded assembly of articles aimed at elucidating mechanisms of nanomaterial-organism interactions based on thorough nanomaterial characterisation as it presents itself upon exposure to organisms.