Genotoxicology of Quantum Dots Used in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Demir E

Health risk assessment of nanomaterials (NMs) is an emergent field, genotoxicity being an important endpoint to be tested. The nanotechnology industry is rapidly growing due to the interesting physicochemical properties of the new produced nanomaterials. The wide expansion of this market implies the increased presence of nanomaterials in the worldwide environment. Thus, human exposure to nanoparticles is certainly occurring at present, but a very dramatic increase is expected in the near future