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Toxicological Effect of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Soil and Aquatic Habitats

Author:
Mukherjee, Khushi, Acharya, Krishnendu
Source:
Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology 2018 v.75 no.2 pp. 175-186
ISSN:
0090-4341
Subject:
aquatic ecosystems, aquatic habitat, industrial effluents, industry, nanoparticles, soil, toxicity
Abstract:
Metal oxide nanoparticles (MO-NPs) with multifunctional properties are used extensively in various industries and released into the environment as industrial effluents and waste nano-products. These non-degradable, toxic MO-NPs are accumulating in the environment, debilitating the ecosystem and their biological communities. In this review article, a real-time scenario of MO-NP toxicity towards the soil and aquatic ecosystem and their mode of toxicity have been addressed in detail. The up-to-date information presented here suggests serious consideration of the consequences before random utilization of MO-NPs.
Agid:
6010398