|Document ID (ISN)||108473|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ND 2286-210-08
||Ricaud M., Lafon D., Roos F.
||Carbon nanotubes: What are the hazards, and how can we prevent them?
||Les nanotubes de carbone: quels risques, quelle prévention? [in French]|
||Mar. 2008, No.210, p.43-57. Illus. 39 ref.
||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.
||nanotechnology; nanoparticles; carbon; new technologies; health hazards
||toxic effects; toxicology; risk factors; limitation of exposure; epidemiology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Nanotechnology and nanoparticles