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Environment, Health and Safety Research

A proof of concept study for a structure activity model for the toxicity of nanoparticles

Project Information

Principal Investigator
InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Hazard
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$221,496.00
Annual Funding$221,496.00
Funding SourceNatural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Funding Mechanism
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2007
Anticipated End Year2008


A pilot study to relate the physico/chemical characteristics of nanoparticles, such as size and surface chemistry with the toxicity of the particles in shortterm cell toxicology tests.