Test Method for Skin Damage of Titania Photocatalyst Nanoparticles In Vitro


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Nanoscale TiO2 is widely used in consumer products like sunscreen and cosmetics. The establishment of damage evaluation test method was attempted to examine the potential neurotoxicity of nanoscale TiO2 to human body skin in vitro model. The emergence amounts of carbon dioxide, which was expected one of the generation products from the skin according to the titania photocatalyst nanoparticles activity under UV / visible light radiation, were identified and measured by the gas analyzer. It was found that it could evaluate the degrees of damage to skin with the photocatalysts activity by using the new evaluation test method considered.



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Byungsei Jun, Hyungsun Kim, Chanwon Lee, Soo Wohn Lee




E. Watanabe et al., "Test Method for Skin Damage of Titania Photocatalyst Nanoparticles In Vitro ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 569, pp. 9-12, 2008

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January 2008




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