The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), a department at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has published a report on nanotoxicology. The report is a collaboration between scientists from several different units at IMM, and the work has been coordinated by professor Bengt Fadeel, head of the unit of molecular toxicology and chair of SweNanoSafe´s Expert Panel.
The report entitled Nanotoxicology – State-of-the-Art and Future Research Needs provides an overview of current knowledge within the area of nanotoxicology, with a particular emphasis on the hazard assessment of nanomaterials for human health. The effects on other species in the natural environment are not discussed. In addition, knowledge gaps and future research needs in nanosafety are identified.