The jury is still out on the safety of silver nanoparticlesBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f227 (Published 15 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f227
- Hasan N Haboubi, Welsh core academic trainee, gastroenterology1,
- Shareen H Doak, reader in nanogenotoxicology1,
- Gareth J Jenkins, professor of molecular carcinogenesis1
- 1DNA Damage Research Group, Institute of Life Sciences, School of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
Clement’s proposals for using silver nanoparticles, which have antibacterial properties, in doctors’ clothing are interesting,1 but their use in uniforms on a daily basis is of concern.
The physicochemical properties of nanoparticles have led to interest in their potential uses in consumer and industrial products, but we need a better understanding of …