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Zinc Nanoparticle 
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Element 1: Zinc
Structure: Agglomerated Spheres
Origin: Chemical Synthesis
PPMD: 30  nm
Added to NIL: 7/20/2005 7:57:00 AM

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Nano Material Info Bulk Material Info
Nano MSDS:
[Not known at this time]

Nano Exposure Limits:
[Not known at this time]

Nano Toxicity:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the acute toxicity of oral exposure to nanoscale zinc powder in mice.The healthy adult male and female mice were gastro-intestinally administered at a dose of 5 g/kg body weight with two size particles, nanoscale zinc (N-Zn) and microscale zinc (M-Zn) powder. The N-Zn treated mice showed more severe symptoms of lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea in the beginning days than the M-Zn mice. Deaths of two mice occurred in the N-Zn group after the first week of treatment. The mortalities were confirmed by intestinal obstruction of the nanoscale zinc aggregation. (Abstract Truncated) For complete ICON abstract

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Bulk Exposure Limits:
[See NIOSH Pocket Guide]
Pocket Guide for Zinc

Bulk Toxicity:
RTECS for Zinc

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