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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Synthetic polymer nanoparticles: effects of size and composition on uptake, toxicity and interactions with environmental contaminants

Project Information

Principal Investigator
InstitutionUniversity of East Anglia
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorEnvironment
Broad Research Categories Hazard
Generation, Dispersion, Transformation etc.
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$125,002.00
Annual Funding$125,002.00
Funding SourceNERC
Funding Mechanism
Funding Sector
Start Year2007
Anticipated End Year2008


To make nanoparticles of three different sizes and three different chemical compositions and to determine their toxicity to a fungus, an aquatic alga and a freshwater invertebrate