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There is a linear proportionality between the concentrations of H2O2 produced in ZnO slurry and the ZnO particle size .  found that the activity could not be detected for pH in range of 5.5–8.0. A stock solution was prepared in ddH2O, and vigorously vortexed (3 min) and subjected to high ultrasonication (30 min) prior to addition to culture mixture, and diluted to concentrations 1–4 mM. However, the influence of these parameters is not entirely elucidated. Wingett, Zinc oxide nanoparticles for selective destruction of tumor cells and potential for drug delivery applications. Toxicol. ZnO is described as a functional, strategic, promising, and versatile inorganic material with a broad range of applications. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/. 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For example, infections by Shigella flexneri cause 1.5 million deaths annually, due to contaminated food and drinks by these bacteria .  toward four foodborne pathogens (C. jejuni is known as the most common foodborne pathogen, Salmonella enterica Enteritidis, E. coli O157:H7, and Salmonella strains). 409(7), 1219–1228 (2011). Bacterial infectious diseases are serious health problem that has drawn the public attention in worldwide as a human health threat, which extends to economic and social complications. ZnO and TiO 2 are used in sunscreens as nanoparticles, which denotes a size <100 nm.  summarized that Zn2+ release mechanism affected by two main parameters: (i) the physicochemical properties of the particles including porosity, concentration, particle size, and morphology. Abstract. Sci Total Environ.  also attributed the disruption of the cell membrane to peroxidation of the unsaturated phospholipids as a result of photocatalytic prompted H2O2. 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