|Document ID (ISN)||108988|
|Convention or series no.
||European Risk Observatory Report EN 2
||Workplace exposure to nanoparticles
||European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Gran Vía 33, 48009 Bilbao, Spain, 2009. 89p. Illus. 341 ref.
||http://osha.europa.eu/en/publications/literature_reviews/workplace_exposure_to_nanoparticles [in English]
||This literature survey presents the latest knowledge concerning the risks of workplace exposure to nanoparticles. With the growing importance and more widespread use of nanoparticles in the economy, it is essential that as much be learned about their potentially harmful effects (and how to prevent them) as possible. In-vivo studies have shown inflammation, fibrosis and tumours induced by several granular nanomaterials in the lungs after respiratory exposure. Currently the mechanism of tumour formation is
not fully understood and scientific uncertainties remain. No harmful effects of skin exposure have been shown so far. Protective measures that are typically used to protect against insoluble materials, like dusts, are usually recommended for nanomaterials as well. The effectiveness of current methods of respiratory protection is still to be investigated.
||nanotechnology; European Union; nanoparticles
||literature survey; limitation of exposure; respirable dust; respiratory diseases
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||European Union; Spain|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Nanotechnology and nanoparticles