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Occupational exposure to nanomedical applications.

Authors
Murashov-V
Source
Wiley Interdiscip Rev. Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 2009 Mar-Apr; 1(2):203-213
NIOSHTIC No.
20036786
Abstract
Applications of nanotechnology in medicine such as cancer treatment drugs, imaging agents, and sensors promise to save people's lives and improve quality of life. Although only a limited number of nano-enabled medical applications are commercially available at this time, many are in the final stages of approval by regulatory agencies overseeing medical applications. Workers' exposure to nano-enabled medical applications in research and development laboratories and manufacturing facilities can already occur. This article reviews the information available on exposure to nano-enabled medical applications in occupational settings such as manufacturing and health care facilities. First, this report reviews monitoring exposure to conventional medical applications. Next, it describes monitoring exposure to nanomaterials. And, finally, it summarizes monitoring exposure to nano-enabled medical applications highlighting their unique aspects.
Keywords
Biological-effects; Biological-monitoring; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Inhalation-studies; Medical-monitoring; Medical-research; Medical-sciences; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-health; Particle-aerodynamics; Particulate-dust; Particulates; Physiological-response; Physiological-testing; Pulmonary-system; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Work-environment; Worker-health; Work-performance
Contact
Vladimir Murashov, 395 E St SW, Washington, DC 20201
Publication Date
20090301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
vladimir.murashov@cdc.hhs.gov
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1939-5116
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
State
OH; DC
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