Covid-19 acute responses and possible long term consequences: What nanotoxicology can teach us

Nano Today. 2020 Dec:35:100945. doi: 10.1016/j.nantod.2020.100945. Epub 2020 Aug 10.


Long-term effects of Covid-19 disease are still poorly understood. However, similarities between the responses to SARS-CoV-2 and certain nanomaterials suggest fibrotic pulmonary disease as a concern for public health in the next future. Cross-talk between nanotoxicology and other relevant disciplines can help us to deploy more effective Covid-19 therapies and management strategies.

Keywords: COVID-19; Coronavirus; Fibrosis; Nanotoxicology; Sars-Cov-2; Virus-host interaction.