Special Topic: Nanosafety



The rapidly developing field of nanotechnology opens up many exciting opportunities and benefits for new materials with significantly improved properties as well as some revolutionary applications in the fields of energy, environment, medicine, etc. These new materials potentially pave the way to considerable innovations in many industries of the 21st century. Besides huge benefits and great business opportunities nanotechnologies have brought to the societies and their economies, they have also opened completely new safety concerns, which are becoming an emerging issue. Due to the high surface to volume ratio, which make the particles very reactive and catalytic, nanoparticles present possible dangers to environment? The interactions with biological systems are relatively not clear. In this special topic, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research or review articles on nanosafety.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Nanosafety for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Nanosafety” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Nanosafety.


Related Conferences:

13-15 November 2012, Minatec Grenoble, France. 3rd International Conference on Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials.

3 - 5 July 2013, France, 8th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials

22.-24 April 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Invitation to the Conference on Nano-Safety

Related Journals (Special issue):

International Journal of Nanoparticles

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Nature Nanotechnology

Toxicological sciences

Nature biotechnology

Pharmacology & therapeutics


Related Articles:

Auffan, M., Rose, J., Bottero, J. Y., Lowry, G. V., Jolivet, J. P., & Wiesner, M. R. (2009). Towards a definition of inorganic nanoparticles from an environmental, health and safety perspective. Nature nanotechnology, 4(10), 634-641.

Colvin, V. L. (2003). The potential environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials. Nature biotechnology, 21(10), 1166-1170.

Gilbert, N. (2009). Nanoparticle safety in doubt. Nature, 460(7258), 937.

Groso, A., Petri-Fink, A., Magrez, A., Riediker, M., & Meyer, T. (2010). Management of nanomaterials safety in research environment. Particle and fibre toxicology, 7(40), 1-8.

Handy, R. D., & Shaw, B. J. (2007). Toxic effects of nanoparticles and nanomaterials: implications for public health, risk assessment and the public perception of nanotechnology. Health, Risk & Society, 9(2), 125-144.

HANDY, R. O. A. R. (2007). Viewpoint: formulating the problems for environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials. Environmental science & technology, 41(16), 5582-5588.

Larese, F. F., D’Agostin, F., Crosera, M., Adami, G., Renzi, N., Bovenzi, M., & Maina, G. (2009). Human skin penetration of silver nanoparticles through intact and damaged skin. Toxicology, 255(1), 33-37.Myllynen, P. (2009). Nanotoxicology: damaging DNA from a distance. Nature Nanotechnology, 4(12), 795-796.

Stern, S. T., & McNeil, S. E. (2008). Nanotechnology safety concerns revisited. Toxicological sciences, 101(1), 4-21.

Thomas, K., & Sayre, P. (2005). Research strategies for safety evaluation of nanomaterials, Part I: evaluating the human health implications of exposure to nanoscale materials. Toxicological Sciences, 87(2), 316-321.

Warheit, D. B., Sayes, C. M., Reed, K. L., & Swain, K. A. (2008). Health effects related to nanoparticle exposures: environmental, health and safety considerations for assessing hazards and risks. Pharmacology & therapeutics, 120(1), 35-42.