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Document ID (ISN)109460
CIS number 09-388
ISBN(s) 978-2-86883-995-4
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hervé-Bazin B.
Title Nanoparticles - A major occupational health challenge?
Original title Les nanoparticules - Un enjeu majeur pour la santé au travail? [in French]
Bibliographic information EDP Sciences, 17 avenue du Hoggar, Parc d'Activité de Courtabœuf, BP 112, 91944 Les Ulis Cedex A, France, 2007. 701p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 54.00.
Abstract Nanoparticles are objects of less than 100 nanometres in size but whose source and use are very diverse. Because of their high rate of development, the absence of sufficient specific regulations and the lack of knowledge concerning their human toxicity, they are the cause of anxiety against risks that appear new, or which are in any case insufficiently understood. The objective of this publication is to present the current state of scientific knowledge on nanoparticles for enabling advances in research, public health and industrial hygiene. Contents: general aspects; characteristics and sources of these aerosols; routes of entry; environmental toxicological data; specific examples (simple or complex oxides, carbon-based particles).
Descriptors (primary) nanotechnology; nanoparticles; limitation of exposure; plant safety and health organization; exposure evaluation; safe working methods; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; zinc oxide; glossary; carbon black; titanium dioxide; silica
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Risk evaluation