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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 2|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1995|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health