The added risk of size
What are the risks of nanoparticles?
Nanoparticles are processed in a wide range of products to make them more scratch resistant, sunlight reflecting or lighter, for example. Despite their widespread use we do not know the risks of these particles. The researchers will combine ecotoxicological knowledge with advanced microscopy to determine how the particles are taken up, where they will end up in the body and in a cell, and whether they cause damage.