|Environment & Health||ISSN: 2077-7477 eISSN: 2077-7485
No: 3 (79) - 2016 - Pages: 26-28
Nanocopper effect on the toxicity of textile products
Babii V.F.1, Bren N.I.1, Pimushyna M.V.1, Kondratenko Î.Ye.1
1 State Institution "O.M. Marz³eiev Institute for Public Health of the NAMSU"
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Objective. We determined the toxicological and hygienic indicators of textiles produced using "a copper filament" in accordance with the criteria of the evaluation of raw material and textile, leather, fur ones and products of them to justify the conditions for their safe use.
Materials and methods. Hosiery produced with "copper fibers" was the object of the study. For the study of general toxic effect we used a method of the suspended culture of motile cells-bull sperm, and their motility was a test function. The method is based on the analysis of the change of the dependence of sperm motility index from time.
Results. Evaluation of test results was carried out comparing the obtained toxicity indices for the test samples and the allowable range of toxicity index. The studied sample was considered as non-toxic one if index of toxicity had a value from 70% to 120%. Results of the determination of general toxic effect of textile products with "copper fibers" (by way of example of hosiery) showed that the index of toxicity made up 78.7% that agrees with the definition of "non-toxic". Thus studied textile products, made with "copper filament", do not manifest toxic properties and are safe for consumers.
nanocopper, toxicity, textile products, index of toxicity.
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