Review of health safety aspects of nanotechnologies in food production
Bouwmeester, H. ; Dekkers, S. ; Noordam, M.Y. ; Hagens, W. ; Bulder, A.S. ; Heer, P.M. de; Voorde, S.E.C.G. ten; Wijnhoven, S. ; Marvin, H.J.P. ; Sips, A. - \ 2009
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 53 (2009)1. - ISSN 0273-2300 - p. 52 - 62.
oral delivery-systems - ultrafine particles - research strategies - drug-delivery - nanoscale particles - gold nanoparticles - small-intestine - acute toxicity - quantum dots - adult mice
Due to new, previously unknown, properties attributed to engineered nanoparticles many new products are introduced in the agro-food area. Nanotechnologies cover many aspects, such as disease treatment, food security, new materials for pathogen detection, packaging materials and delivery systems. As with most new and evolving technologies, potential benefits are emphasized, while little is known on safety of the application of nanotechnologies in the agro-food sector. This review gives an overview of scientific issues that need to be addressed with priority in order to improve the risk assessment for nanoparticles in food. The following research topics are considered to contribute pivotally to risk assessment of nanotechnologies and nanoparticles in food products
Health impact of nanotechnologies in food production
Bouwmeester, H. ; Dekkers, S. ; Noordam, M.Y. ; Hagens, W. ; Bulder, A.S. ; Heer, P.M. de; Voorde, S.E.C.G. ten; Wijnhoven, S. ; Sips, A. - \ 2007
Wageningen : RIKILT (Report / RIKILT no. 2007.014) - 91
voedingsmiddelen - voedselproducten - risicoschatting - voedselveiligheid - nanotechnologie - foods - food products - risk assessment - food safety - nanotechnology
This report gives an overview and an advice for priority of scientific issues that need to be addressed in order to improve the process of risk assessment for nanoparticles in food and in order to gain insight in dossier requirements for nanoparticles in food.