Nanotechnology, perceived as one of the key technologies of this century. Despite the term “nanotechnology” is synonymous with things that are innovative and highly promising, little attention has been dedicated to the other side of the coin, i.e. the research on toxicological effects and on the relations with factors that can affect the nanotoxicity on human health and on the environment. Research on the impact of engineered nanoparticles (NPs) is strongly hampered by a lack of reliable tools to detect, visualize and quantitatively trace particles movement and transfer in complex environmental and biological systems. A few methods, such as labelling with fluorescent probes, may overcome some of the detection problems; however, leading a significant modification of the particles to be traced, the engineered NPs behaviour is modified. Conversely radiolabelling or radio-activate the NPs to make them distinctive and thus easily detectable, is one very smart way to solve the problem especially because after neutron or proton activation the physicochemical characteristics in terms of size distribution and Z potential are maintained as the “cold” ones. It is necessary to stress the great need of education and training of young scientists in the field of nuclear and radiochemical techniques in order to ensure sustainable supply of qualified nuclear chemists and health physicists whose number have declined steadily and dramatically in the last twenty years. We propose that health physics, nuclear chemistry and related courses enter university programs in full.
The role of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry in nanotoxicological studies / F. Groppi, E. Sabbioni, S. Manenti - In: Workshop on European Collaboration for Higher Education in Radiological and Nuclear Engineering and Radiation ProtectionPrima edizione. - [s.l] : Universidade Beira Interior, 2017 May. - pp. 21-21 (( Intervento presentato al 13. convegno Workshop on European Collaboration for Higher Education in Radiological and Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Protection tenutosi a Coviha nel 2017.
|Titolo:||The role of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry in nanotoxicological studies|
GROPPI GARLANDINI, FLAVIA MARIA (Primo) (Corresponding)
MANENTI, SIMONE (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Nuclear Chemistry; Radiochemistry; Nanotoxicology; Nuclear Reactor; radiotracers; nanoparticles; Neutron Activation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-2017|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|