BfR Logo

What mode of action do nanomaterials ingested via food have in liver and intestine? Which factors determine their toxicity? Due to the large number of different nanomaterials, it is hardly possible to test every one for its toxic properties. For this reason, specific properties for the classification of nanomaterials are to be examined within the scope of the Franco-German research project "SolNanoTox", which began on 1 March 2014.

 

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) requires data on bioavailability for its assessment work, in particular on whether the solubility of nanomaterials has an influence on uptake and accumulation in certain organs, such as liver and intestine. "We want to find out in our tests whether the criterion 'soluble or insoluble' is a determining factor for uptake and toxicity of nanomaterials," says BfR President Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel.

 

The full press release can be accessed at http://www.bfr.bund.de/en/press_information/2014/14/what_mode_of_action_do_nanomaterials_have_in_liver_and_intestine_-190452.html

 

Archive

Powered by mod LCA