This news is based on the following article: Bongaerts E, Nawrot TS, Van Pee T, Ameloot M, Bové H. Translocation of (ultra)fine particles and nanoparticles across the placenta; a systematic review on the evidence of in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo studios. Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2020 ; 17: 56. Doi : 10.1186/s12989-020-00386-8.
Fetal development is a crucial phase during which exposure to toxins can be harmful to health. The placenta forms a barrier between mother and fetus, but mainly for technical and ethical reasons little is known about its ability to block nanoparticles. This review presents the latest results on the subject.