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Health and safety implications of occupational exposure to engineered nanomaterials.
Stebounova-LV; Morgan-H; Grassian-VH; Brenner-S
Wiley Interdiscip Rev. Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 2012 May-Jun; 4(3):310-321
The rapid growth and commercialization of nanotechnology are currently outpacing health and safety recommendations for engineered nanomaterials. As the production and use of nanomaterials increase, so does the possibility that there will be exposure of workers and the public to these materials. This review provides a summary of current research and regulatory efforts related to occupational exposure and medical surveillance for the nanotechnology workforce, focusing on the most prevalent industrial nanomaterials currently moving through the research, development, and manufacturing pipelines. Their applications and usage precedes a discussion of occupational health and safety efforts, including exposure assessment, occupational health surveillance, and regulatory considerations for these nanomaterials.
Nanotechnology; Exposure-levels; Engineering; Workers; Work-environment; Work-areas; Industrial-exposures; Risk-factors; Regulations; Humans; Men; Women
Issue of Publication
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
University of Iowa