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Potential health risks of nanoparticles in foods, beverages and nutraceuticals

J.E. Riviere,     North Carolina State University, USA

Abstract:

Nanotechnology is the twenty-first-century discipline concerned with studying and engineering manufactured materials with one dimension less than 100 nm that possess unique properties because of their size. The purpose of this chapter is to overview the occurrence and safety implications of this diverse group of materials used in foods, food packaging, beverages and nutraceuticals. Topics to be dealt with include formal definitions, aspects of their origin, properties and potential biological effects on human consumption of nanomaterial containing food products as well as strategies for risk assessment. ...

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