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Nanopinion: NAM-based hazard assessment of nanocellulose - intestinal uptake, colonic fate and local effects of ingested nanocellulose
25 June 2024

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has highlighted potential health risks associated with ingesting nanocellulose (NC); a material increasingly used in the food industry. The research, led by Francesco Cubadda, Maria Chiara Astuto and Olimpia Vincentini, uses advanced New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) to evaluate NC's intestinal uptake, local effects, and colonic fate.

Nanomaterials and health

 

ImageNanomaterials and health

Are substances in nanoforms more dangerous than they are in their normal size? Some are and some are not. Just like any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed separately.

 

 

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Nanomaterials are not only used in consumer products, but also in new and innovative medical treatments. Research has shown that nanoparticles can be used to damage and even destroy cancer cells from within.

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