The ecotoxicological impact of metal oxide Nanoparticles on pool algae in the presence and absence of disinfection byproducts: A new research direction for the public health and safety of engineered Nanoparticles used in consumer products

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Abstract

Recent research on potential carcinogens in recreational waters has spawned public concerns about the long-term public health impacts of disinfectants used in pools. However, no attention has been given to the ecological and public health impacts of metal oxides in cosmetics and sunscreens within swimming pools where leisure activities occur. The discussion in this perspective focuses on the interaction between metal oxide nanoparticles released from swimmers into pools where algae is present, and the synergistic toxicological effects of pool algae adsorbed by metal oxide nanoparticles in the presence of disinfection byproducts in comparison to the absence of contaminants. This perspective will address research approaches to evaluating metal oxide nanoparticle impacts on pool algae, and the challenge of identifying the potential mechanisms leading to transformed algae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1681
JournalWater, Air, & Soil Pollution
Volume224
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Consumer products
Disinfection
Public health
Algae
health and safety
disinfection
Oxides
Byproducts
public health
Metals
alga
Nanoparticles
health impact
Sun hoods
Swimming pools
Disinfectants
Carcinogens
Cosmetics
carcinogen
Impurities

Keywords

  • Consumer Products
  • Disinfection Byproducts
  • Ecotoxicity
  • Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
  • Pool Algae
  • Public Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Water Science and Technology

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