UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) The UMass Amherst and Chinese research team found that layered BP’s cytotoxicity is based on the fact that it generates reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS are among the most potent cell-damaging agents known. Layered BP also disrupts cell membrane integrity in a particle-size-dependent manner.