Cellular viability of epithelial cells after zirconium and zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure

Kai Fruth, Eva Felder, Wolfgang Tremel, Jürgen Brieger & Wolf J. Mann
Introduction: Zinc oxide (ZnO) and zirconium oxide (ZrO2) nanoparticles are increasingly contained in everyday products like wall paint, sunscreen and are released within car exhaust fumes. The pathologic impact of these particles on the respiratory epithelium is not well investigated so far. It remains[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]