There are few data on the risk nanoclays pose for animals and the environment. Nanoclays may be toxic for unicellular organisms.

 

Nanoclays can have a growth inhibitory effect against bacteria (E.coli) [1]. In amoebae a reduced survival rate was caused by nanoclays [2].

 

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  1. Rawat, K et al. (2014), Appl Biochem Biotechnol, 174(3): 936-944.
  2. Toledano-Magana, Y et al. (2015), Biomed Res Int, 2015 164980.

 

 

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