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ID (ISN) del documento108473
Número CIS 08-893
ISSN - Título de la serie 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Año 2008
Número de serie INRS ND 2286-210-08
Autor(es) Ricaud M., Lafon D., Roos F.
Título Carbon nanotubes: What are the hazards, and how can we prevent them?
Título original Les nanotubes de carbone: quels risques, quelle prévention? [en francés]
Información bibliográfica Mar. 2008, No.210, p.43-57. Illus. 39 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) nanotecnología; nanopartículas; carbono; nuevas tecnologías; riesgos para la salud
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos tóxicos; toxicología; factores de riesgo; limitación de la exposición; epidemiología
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaFrancia
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Nuevas tecnologías
Navegación por categoria(s) Inorganic substances
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles