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Workplace assessment of potential exposure to carbonaceous nanomaterials.

Authors
Birch-ME; Evans-DE; Methner-MM; McCleery-RE; Crouch-KG; Ku-B-K; Hoover-MD
Source
Proceedings of the Seventh International Aerosol Conference, September 10-15, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.. Biswas P, Chen DR, Hering S, eds. Mount Laurel, NJ: American Association for Aerosol Research, 2006 Sep; :155
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20044813
Abstract
Study results indicate potential exposure to carbon nanomaterials in the facility visited, but preliminary data show little (if any) elevation of background nanoparticle concentrations. Similar results (Maynard et al., 2004) were found in a previous laboratory study on carbon nanotubes, which revealed the presence of particle agglomerates rather than individual nanoparticles. The physicochemical properties of nanomaterials are important because factors such as particle size, structure, and composition dictate the biological fate of the materials. These properties are also important with respect to the establishment of effective industrial hygiene measurement protocols and controls for nanomaterials, the health effects of which have not yet been elucidated.
Keywords
Nanotechnology; Airborne-particles; Aerosols; Aerosol-particles; Particulates; Particulate-dust; Exposure-levels; Exposure-assessment; Author Keywords: Carbon Nanofiber; Carbon Nanotube; Carbon Nanomaterial; Workplace Exposure
Publication Date
20060901
Document Type
Abstract
Editors
Biswas-P; Chen-DR; Hering-S
Fiscal Year
2006
ISBN No.
9780978873509
NIOSH Division
DART; DSHEFS; DRDS
Source Name
Proceedings of the Seventh International Aerosol Conference, September 10-15, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
State
OH; WV
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