|Document ID (ISN)||109460|
|Convention or series no.
||Nanoparticles - A major occupational health challenge?
||Les nanoparticules - Un enjeu majeur pour la santé au travail? [in French]|
||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.
||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).
||nanotechnology; nanoparticles; limitation of exposure; plant safety and health organization; exposure evaluation; safe working methods; hazard evaluation
||literature survey; zinc oxide; glossary; carbon black; titanium dioxide; silica
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles