There are no ecotoxicological data on nanoscaled zeolites available. For zeolites, it is generally believed that they are insoluble, and upon internalisation into the body, they are excreted unchanged.

 

Upon disruption of zeolites, their basic building blocks aluminium and silicon are released, which are considered nontoxic. [1].AmoebaAmoeba

 

Due to the filter, effect toxic substances can be bound by zeolites. This effect is used to remove toxic cadmium from the water or make toxic ammonium less available for crustaceans. On the other side, zeolite particles can also slow down the degradation of pollutants by bacteria. Zeolites inhibit the growth of fungi and microorganisms, amoebas are not affected [2-6].

 

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  2. Ghiasi, F et al. (2011), Asian J Anim Vet Adv, 6(6): 636-641.
  3. Burgess, RM et al. (2004), Arch Environ Contam Toxicol, 47(4): 440-447.
  4. Hrenovic, J et al. (2010), J Hazard Mater, 183(1-3): 655-663.
  5. Bautista-Toledo, MI et al. (2015), J Environ Manage, 156 81-88.
  6. Toledano-Magana, Y et al. (2015), Biomed Res Int, 2015 164980.

 

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