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Empa Study Reveals Health Risks of Nanoparticles

Little is yet known about the health effects of nanoparticles on pregnancy. An interdisciplinary team led by Empa researchers is currently analyzing the risks for babies in the womb. Using a lab model, the researchers were able to determine that certain nanoparticles impair the release of chemical messengers in the placenta and thus the formation of blood vessels. They published their findings in the journal Advanced Science.

2024-06-06 10:45:22
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

An interdisciplinary team led by Empa researchers is studying the health effects of nanoparticles on pregnancy by analyzing the risks for babies in the womb. Certain nanoparticles impair the release of chemical messengers in the placenta and the formation of blood vessels.

These findings have been published in the journal Advanced Science. The team is investigating how nanoparticles affect the protective mechanism of the placental barrier. Nanoparticles, found in many products and produced through various processes, can be harmful to babies in the womb, potentially leading to low birth weight, autism, and respiratory diseases.

The communication between the placenta and the unborn child is disrupted by nanoparticles, damaging the formation of blood vessels. However, initial results suggest that the development of the nervous system is not affected.

The Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen is also interested in this research, as a healthy placenta is crucial for the development of the child.

Nanoparticles can enter the human body through various routes, and their health risks are being researched by Empa. The effects of nanoparticles on pregnant women and their children should be considered in risk assessments of nanomaterials..

(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)

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