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Safe nanotechnology in the workplace. An introduction for employers, managers, and safety and health professionals.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2008 Feb; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20033373
Abstract
Nanotechnology is the engineering and manipulation of materials at the molecular level. This new technology creates materials with dimensions ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers (1 nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter). Particles created at the nanoscale have different chemical and physical properties than larger particles of the same material. These manufactured nanoparticles are known as engineered nanoparticles. Scientists and manufacturers can use nanoparticles to create new products that would be impossible with larger particles. This brochure addresses the following questions: 1. Are nanoparticles hazardous to workers? 2. How can workers be exposed? 3. Can nanoparticles be measured? 4. Can worker exposures be controlled?
Keywords
Occupational-safety-programs; Worker-health; Disease-prevention; Injury-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Chemical-properties; Physical-properties; Biological-factors; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Molecular-structure; Lung-function; Cellular-function; Cellular-reactions; Particulates; Nanotechnology
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Education and Information Division, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998
Publication Date
20080201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2008-112
NIOSH Division
EID; DART; DSHEFS
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
DC; OH; WV; GA
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