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Document ID (ISN)108473
CIS number 08-893
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2008
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2286-210-08
Author(s) Ricaud M., Lafon D., Roos F.
Title Carbon nanotubes: What are the hazards, and how can we prevent them?
Original title Les nanotubes de carbone: quels risques, quelle prévention? [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, No.210, p.43-57. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract Few studies have been published on the risks of carbon nanotubes to human health. However, given the excitement generated by this new class of chemicals, the number of exposed workers is likely to increase strongly in the coming years. This article on carbon nanotubes discusses current understanding with respect to their properties, applications and toxicology, as well as the preventive measures to adopt during their handling. Pending a better understanding of occupational exposures and risks to human health, it is recommended that the precautionary principle be applied, namely that exposure levels be kept as low as possible.
Descriptors (primary) nanotechnology; nanoparticles; carbon; new technologies; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; toxicology; risk factors; limitation of exposure; epidemiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles