16 Nov This perspective focuses on applications of nanotechnology for plant protection and nutrition, in the form of nanopesticides or nanofertilizers. Published literature has been reviewed in order to (a) explore the (potential) applications of nanotechnology in pesticide formulation, (b) identify possible. With the aim to advance our understanding of the fate of nanopesticides in the environment and support the development of robust exposure assessment.

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Please enable JavaScript to access the full features of the site or access our non-JavaScript page. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3. Some communities tend to convey a very positive image of the technology e. The nanoesticides were published June 6th in the internationally recognised journal “Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology”.

Nanopesticides and Nanofertilizers: Emerging Contaminants or Opportunities for Risk Mitigation?

Promotion of more collaboration across sectors e. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Current approaches to chemical regulatory assessment often consist of applying incremental safety factors to account for the increasing level of uncertainty.

Commission Recommendation of 18 October on the Definition of Nanomaterial. Outline Get Access Get Access. Innovation always results in both drawbacks and benefits for human and environmental health.

Nanopesticides: a review of current research and perspectives – ScienceDirect

Our Future Food Chain? What may be the future of nanoagrochemicals?


Environmental fate of nanopesticides: There are big concerns about the possible stigmatization of nanomaterials. Similar declarations have now become scarce in geographical areas where the regulatory burden has greatly increased over the last decade e. Published online Nov New Pesticides and Soil Sensors. Agriculture, Pesticides and Organic Dusts. Similar to the trends observed in other sectors of the food chain over the last couple of years, interest has shifted from inorganic toward organic-based nanomaterials e.

Guiding principles for regulatory evaluation of environmental risks. The requirements of the latest EU directive regarding a better evaluation of formulations are typically viewed as additional constraints.

Nano-pesticides: Solution or threat for a cleaner and greener agriculture?

Latest content Current issue Archive Authors About. Only a few initiatives have been taken with this objective so far, e. VN28 and to Dr. Viewpoints from the scientific, industrial, and regulatory spheres are integrated to nanoepsticides what the future of nanoagrochemicals may look like. No animal or human data are available in literature in our best knowledge that compares toxicity between nano and traditional formulation.

Very few are data on comparative toxicity on cells line between nano and traditional formulations, showing mainly a lower toxicity for nanopezticides first one. Critical Reviews of Environmental Science and Technology http: Despite a number of initiatives to warn the public that nanoparticles are now intentionally introduced at all stages of the food chain e. However, the risk that nano-particles may pose to human and environment health is not yet fully understood.


The popularity of the topic recently extended to major scientific meetings targeting various scientific nanopeshicides e. Small sizes that matter: One of the key challenges in the agricultural industry is the need to address issues associated with pesticide use environmental contamination, bioaccumulation, and increases in pest resistancewhich demands a reduction in the quantity of nanopezticides applied for crop and stored product protection.

Research on nano-pesticides is therefore a priority for preserving the quality of both the food chain and the environment. Potentials of engineered nanoparticles as fertilizers for increasing agronomic productions. Recent Open Access Articles. Nanomaterials in food — current and future applications and regulatory aspects.

The suitability of current regulations should also be analyzed so that refinements can be implemented if needed. Conflict of interest statement The author declares that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.