Zinc Oxides – Exposure

Epidemiological studies on zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles have not been available so far.

The use of nanoscale zinc oxide (ZnO) in cosmetics, coatings and cleaning agents is expected to result in a relatively high load in surface waters compared to other nanoparticles. Zinc oxide particles dissolve very rapidly in liquids. Actually measured environmental concentrations are not yet available for zinc oxide nanoparticles.

Most of the in vitro studies carried out reveal a relatively high toxicity of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles for cells of different tissues and different organisms.

There are only few studies available at present on the effects of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles on living organisms.


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