DOSE DEPENDENT EFFECTS OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES ON REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF DIFFERENT BIOLOGICAL MODELS

Carla Falugi, Maria Grazia Aluigi Aluigi, Marco Faimali, Sara Ferrando, Chiara Gambardella, Antonietta Morena Gatti, Paola Ramoino

Abstract


The aim of this study was to investigate the possible impact of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on reproduction and development of different model organisms, such as sea urchins, barnacles, brine shrimps and zebrafish. In vivo toxicological tests were performed; the biological models were exposed to serial dilutions of commercial Ag-NPs. Our findings revealed that: i) all tests were suitable to verify the impact of Ag-NPs on models in term of exposure; ii) all tests can provide an idea of the role of NPs on environmental health; iii) an integrated interdisciplinary approach, using several model organisms, is recommended in order to have an overview of the effects of NPs on water environment.


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nanosilver; nanoparticles; Paracentrotus lividus; Amphibalanus Amphitrite; Artemia salina; Danio rerio; toxicity

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.2281-4485/3828

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