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Melnyk N. A.


State Institution "Institute for Occupational Health of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine", Kyiv

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Introduction. Nowadays it is occuring a rapid development of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. Nanoparticles of metals are widely introduced in different spheres of the national economy and can present a potential risk for workers’ health and the environment.

Purpose of the study – studying and substantiation of the data of the world and national literature, including the results of personal studies on the effect of metal nanoparticles on the skin.

Маterials and methods of investigations. A review of scientific publications was made using the databases of PubMed [http: // www.], [http: //www.nanomet. ru] and the National library of Ukraine named after V. I. Veernadsky [] over the last decade.

Results. The article highlights the data of the world literature on peculiarities of penetration of metal nanoparticles through the skin depending on their physical and chemical properties.

Conclusion. The penetration of metal nanoparticles through the skin depends on the skin integrity, including the structure of the cornea layer, physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles (size, type, square of the surface, type of metal), square of their application, period of exposure and the nature of the solvent, in which they are suspended.

Кey words: nanotechnologies, metal nanoparticles, skin, penetraton


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