Toxicity of zinc nanoparticles in fish: a critical review

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Toxicity of zinc nanoparticles in fish: a critical review

Muhammad Saleem Asghar, Naureen Aziz Qureshi, Farhat Jabeen, Muhammad Saleem Khan, Muhammad Shakeel, Aasma Noureen
J. Bio. Env. Sci.7( 1), 431-439, July 2015.
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Nanotechnology has noticeably developed with potential effects in every science specially by using nanoscale element. Among the nano material, ZnO-NPs have got more intention due to its special properties and its fewer hazards to the environment. Like most of the nanoparticles, ZnO is also toxic to organisms; however the toxicity of these nanoparticles can be used for antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antialgal. To reduce the hazardous effects of nanoparticles, some manufacturers use chemical particles such as Nanoscale zero-valent ion that can enhance the environmental remediation of polluted water, soil and sediments. In the present study, the effect of ZnO Nanoparticles on fish model has been reviewed in detail.


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