Nanoparticles are gaining immense popularity in the medical world, specifically in its use in drug delivery systems. The objective of this paper is to study, based on available published literature, how nanoparticles are utilized in drug delivery and more importantly to identify the potential toxic effects of nanoparticles. Based on textual research, it is clear that there are benefits to nanoparticle use, but new studies are showing that there are many potential hazards of nanoparticle-like particles. In order to fully determine the toxicity of the hundreds of types of nanoparticles, a clear method to categorize these particles is needed and more research using empty nano-carriers needs to be done.
Hursarsky, Z. (2015). Nanotechnology. The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences, 8 (2). Retrieved from http://touroscholar.touro.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1070&context=sjlcas