Chapter 25. Application of Toxicology Studies in Assessing the Health Risks of Nanomaterials in Consumer Products

  1. Saura C. Sahu4 and
  2. Daniel A. Casciano5
  1. J. S. Tsuji1,
  2. F. S. Mowat2,
  3. S. Donthu3 and
  4. M. Reitman3

Published Online: 18 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747803.ch25



How to Cite

Tsuji, J. S., Mowat, F. S., Donthu, S. and Reitman, M. (2009) Application of Toxicology Studies in Assessing the Health Risks of Nanomaterials in Consumer Products, in Nanotoxicity (eds S. C. Sahu and D. A. Casciano), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747803.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Division of Toxicology, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 8301 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708, USA

  2. 5

    Department for Applied Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Exponent, 15375 SE 30th Place, Suite 250, Bellevue, WA 98007, USA

  2. 2

    Exponent, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

  3. 3

    Exponent, Bowie, MD, 20715, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 21 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470741375

Online ISBN: 9780470747803



  • assessing health risks of nanomaterials in consumer products;
  • toxicology studies on nanomaterials and possible health risks;
  • health risk assessments and nanomaterial hazards;
  • Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN);
  • Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory (Inventory);
  • consumer exposure and nanomaterial characteristics assessment;
  • XPS and Raman spectroscopy - nanomaterial surface chemistry;
  • nanoscale silver toxicity;
  • understanding CNT toxicological potential;
  • potential health risks with nanoengineered products and product safety


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Health Risk Assessment

  • Evaluation of Health Effects and Toxicity

  • Application of Toxicity Studies in Characterization of Risks

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References