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Document ID (ISN)110103
CIS number 09-1091
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schulte P.A., Schubauer-Berigan M.K., Mayweather C., Geraci C.L., Zumwalde R., McKernan J.L.
Title Issues in the development of epidemiologic studies of workers exposed to engineered nanoparticles
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.51, No.3, p.323-335. Illus. 103 ref.
Abstract Until the hazards and risks of engineered nanoparticles are determined, the technological advances of nanotechnology may be impeded by the societal concerns. Although animal data provide the necessary first step in hazard and risk assessment, epidemiological studies involving exposed workers will also be required. It may be too soon to conduct epidemiological studies but not too soon to identify issues and prepare strategies to address them. Twelve important issues were identified from published scientific literature, the most critical pertaining to particle heterogeneity, temporal factors, exposure characterization, disease endpoints and identification of the study population.
Descriptors (primary) nanotechnology; epidemiology; nanoparticles
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; information dissemination; hazard evaluation; supply of information; health hazards; new technologies; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Epidemiology