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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Exploring the link between surface structures and toxicity in mineral particles: case study of induced and intrinsic toxicity in quartz

Project Information

Principal Investigator
InstitutionUniversity of St Andrews
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialGeneric
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Hazard
NNI identifier

Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$89,123.00
Annual Funding$89,123.00
Funding SourceNERC
Funding Mechanism
Funding Sector
Start Year2007
Anticipated End Year2008


To test whether additional toxicity can be induced in quartz samples with already high intrinsic toxicity.