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LA GRANJA. Revista de Ciencias de la Vida 2015, 21 1

Author: Lenin Ramírez



Revista de Ciencias de la Vida ISSN: 1390-3799 Universidad Politécnica Salesiana Ecuador Ramírez, Lenin MAGNETITE (F E 3 O 4 ) NANOPARTICLES : ARE THEY REALLY SAFE? LA GRANJA.
Revista de Ciencias de la Vida, vol.
21, núm.
1, 2015, pp.
77-83 Universidad Politécnica Salesiana Cuenca, Ecuador Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Punto de vista - Point of view N ANOTECNOLOGÍA Y S ALUD LA GRANJA: R EVISTA DE C IENCIAS DE LA V IDA DOI: 10.17163-lgr.n21.2015.07 M AGNETITE (F E3 O4 ) NANOPARTICLES : A RE THEY REALLY SAFE ? N ANO PARTÍCULAS M AGNÉTICAS (F E3 O4 ): ¿S ON SEGURAS EN REALIDAD ? Lenin Ramírez Centro de Investigación y Valoración de la Biodiversidad, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Quito-Ecuador, Av.
Wilson y Av.
12 de octubre; 593984454656 Autor para correspondencia: Manuscrito recibido el 21 de noviembre de 2014.
Aceptado, tras revisión, el 4 de junio de 2015. Abstract Iron oxide nanoparticles and in particular Fe3O4 Nanoparticles are new materials used in biotechnology and nanotechnology, Food and drugs administration has approved several coated and bare Iron oxide nanoparticless and they are actually used in biomedical applications as: Magnetic Resonance Imaging contrast agent, Thermotherapy agent, Drug carrier for cancer treatments, and so on. All this applications bring risk of: a single exposure, workplace exposure, incidental and environmental release and potential long life use.
In this regard, iron oxide nanoparticles toxic effect, in particular neurotoxicity is not well known and it needs to be assessed. The aim of this review is to present several iron oxide nano...

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