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Futurity.org – Are those tiny gold particles bad for you?

Futurity.org – Are those tiny gold particles bad for you? | Nanotechnology & Health | Scoop.it

"Pure gold nanoparticles found in everyday items such as personal care products can inhibit fat storage, slow wound healing, and accelerate wrinkling. ... The most disturbing finding was that the particles interfered with genetic regulation, RNA expression and inhibited the ability to differentiate into mature adipocytes or fat cells."

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Chemical Watch | News Item | Size matters for gold nanoparticle toxicity, says JRC

"The toxicity of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) varies significantly with size according to studies at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy... The study showed the total gold content in the cells to increase steadily with exposure time, while nanoparticles did not reach the cell nucleus, but were confined in vesicles within the cell."

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