Nanoculture findings released

The Iberian Nanotech Lab in Braga is researching the health risks associated with nanoparticles in Atlantic Aquaculture.

This widely under-researched issue is one that will become increasingly important for the burgeoning EU aquaculture sector.

The initiative aims to advance knowledge, risk assessment and mitigation of two of the most widely used engineered nanoparticles that reach the aquatic environment – Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and Silver (Ag).

It has specifically targeted organisms destined for human consumption including two species of seaweed, dulse and sea lettuce, as well as marine mussels and turbot.