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Toxicity responses of molluscs to nanomaterials: the environmental impact from nanotechnology
Coordinator - Susana Loureiro
Programme - FCT/CAPES
Execution dates - 2013-04-01 - 2014-03-31 (12 Months)
Funding Entity - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Funding for CESAM - 4500 €
Total Funding - 4500 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande- FURG, Brasil

Recently, nanotechnology has received considerable attention due to the inherent properties of new nanoparticles (NPs) that can be found in many products, and possibly having as final destination the environment. In this context the project aims to study the toxicity of nanomaterials in aquatic organisms (freshwater and estuarine), studying different routes of exposure (water column and/or sediment).

Members on this project
Maria Pavlaki
Rosa L. Freitas

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