1Canador College of Applied Arts and Technology, North Bay, ON, CA, P1B 8K9, Canada
2University of Ballarat, Mount Helen, AU, VIC 3350, Australia
3National Research Tomsk State University, 634050, Russia
Adv. Mater. Lett., 2013, Current Issue, 4 (2), pp 131-133
Publication Date (Web): Dec 09, 2012
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Silver nanoparticles have been widely used in consumer products due to their excellent antimicrobial properties. Release of nanosilver into natural waters may induce negative environmental impacts on local microorganism communities. This work evaluated the influence of anions such as sulfate, phosphate, chloride and sulfide on the toxicity of silver nanoparticles. Results revealed that sulfide anion could significantly reduce their toxicity in comparison with other anions, which provides an in-depth investigation on the toxicity control of released silver nanoparticles.
Silver nanoparticles, toxicity, sulfide, particle size, nanosilver, anion.