Nanomaterials have become an ever-growing presence in consumer products in recent years. However, due to a lack of understanding in relation to their toxicology, implementing health and safety procedures for nanomaterials has proven problematic, particularly for the immunotoxicity endpoint. The latest of the WHO’s prestigious Environmental Health Criteria series (No. 244) presents the current state of knowledge on the immunotoxicity associated with nanomaterials, as well as potential hazard and risk assessment approaches, future research opportunities and recommendations.

World Health Organization (2019). Principles and methods to assess the risk of immunotoxicity associated with exposure to nanomaterials.  https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331744/9789241572446-eng.pdf

 

The above items were taken from the June 2020 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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