Many nanotoxicity studies have been published by a consortium of researchers tasked with establishing environmental toxicity levels of various nanomaterials. Meliorum has provided a number of these materials for study in support of this effort. Recently, a new nanotoxicity study using Meliorum's base zinc oxide nanomaterials has been reported to the journal Science of the Total Environment for publication (see below)
Meliorum is proud to be in a position to support such critical research. As many products see improvements in their feature offerings and performance as a result of their incorporation with nanomaterials, it becomes ever more critical to fully characterize the various effects these materials will have on biological entities and the environment as a whole. In this manner we can responsibly leverage all the benefits the unique features of nanotechnology have to offer, while still responsibly ensuring that we are minimizing any ancillary adverse environmental consequences.
The article may be accessed at this link and the same zinc oxide nanomaterials that were used in the experimentation are featured in Meliorum's zinc oxide nanoparticles page.
Science of The Total Environment
Volumes 515–516, 15 May 2015, Pages 60–69
Comparative phytotoxicity of ZnO NPs, bulk ZnO, and ionic zinc onto the alfalfa plants symbiotically associated with Sinorhizobium meliloti in soil
Susmita Bandyopadhyay, Germán Plascencia-Villa, Arnab Mukherjee, Cyren M. Rico, Miguel José-Yacamán, Jose R. Peralta-Videaa, Jorge L. Gardea-Torresdey
Available online 17 February 2015