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Human and environmental exposure assessment for nanomaterials: an introduction to this issue.

Authors
Murashov-V
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health 2010 Oct-Dec; 16(4):363-364
NIOSHTIC No.
20037919
Abstract
Determining whether a material or substance poses risk to human health depends on knowing not only the potential toxic characteristics of the material, but also the characteristics of exposure. To what concentrations are workers and general population exposed, for how long, and in what ways? Exposure assessment is particularly vital to answer the question of whether nanomaterials pose work-related health risks. Because of the relative newness of nanotechnology, as well as technical issues regarding metrics, availability of instrumentations, and questions about proprietary information, very little data on exposure to nanomaterials have been reported in the scientific literature. At this stage, measuring or determining risk becomes a little like trying to solve a mystery when major clues are missing. Scientists and engineers face this challenge even as the market for nanotechnology grows, and at the same time, there is increasing demand from diverse parties for guidance to underpin its responsible development.
Keywords
Nanotechnology; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Hazardous-materials; Toxic-materials; Exposure-assessment; Occupational-exposure; Worker-health; Workplace-studies
Contact
V. Murashov, 395 E Street SW, Suite 9200, Washington, DC 20201
CODEN
IOEHFU
Publication Date
20101001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
vem8@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1077-3525
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Manufacturing
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
State
DC; OH
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