Mineralogical characteristics of silica polymorphs in relation to their biological activities

G. D. Guthrie, P. J. Heaney

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Abstract

Numerous aspects of silica polymorphs can affect their biological activities, including periodic structures, compositional variations, dissolution characteristics, surface properties, and particle size and shape. For an understanding of mineral-induced pathogenesis from a mechanistic perspective, the links between these properties and biochemical processes must be elucidated. This paper presents some strategies for designing assays to evaluate these properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-8
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Volume21
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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