Common Nanoparticle has Subtle Effects on Oxidative Stress Genes

Posted On: 05/12/16

"A nanoparticle commonly used in food, cosmetics, sunscreen and other products can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative stress inside two types of cells. While the titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles are considered non-toxic because they don’t kill cells at low concentrations, these cellular effects could add to concerns about long-term exposure to the nanomaterial."

Resource:

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2016/05/10/common-nanoparticle-has-subtle-effects-oxidative-stress-genes