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Studies from University of California in the Area of Biotechnology Described (Five reasons to use bacteria when assessing manufactured nanomaterial...

July 30, 2014



Studies from University of California in the Area of Biotechnology Described (Five reasons to use bacteria when assessing manufactured nanomaterial environmental hazards and fates)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Technology. According to news reporting originating from Los Angeles, California, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) are increasingly incorporated into everyday products and thus are entering the environment via manufacturing, product use, and waste disposal. Still, understanding MNM environmental hazards and fates lags MNM industry growth."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "To catch up, keep pace, and influence future MNM safe design strategies, rapid safety assessments are needed. Bacteria are important ecological nanotoxicology targets to consider when assessing MNM safety: bacteria are exposed to MNMs in water, sewage, soils, and sediments, wherein they influence MNM fates; bacteria can also be impacted - with potential health and ecosystem consequences."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Routinely using bacteria for assessing MNMs would promote effective management of the environmental risks of this rapidly growing industry, but appropriate protocols and policies for this assessment need to be instituted."

For more information on this research see: Five reasons to use bacteria when assessing manufactured nanomaterial environmental hazards and fates. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2014;27():73-78. Current Opinion in Biotechnology can be contacted at: Current Biology Ltd, 84 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8RR, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Current Opinion in Biotechnology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/601293)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P.A. Holden, UCLA, Univ Calif Center Environm Implicat Nanotechnol UC C, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States. Additional authors for this research include J.P. Schimel and H.A. Godwin (see also Technology).

Keywords for this news article include: Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America, Technology

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