|Document ID (ISN)||110189|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1287-7778 - Prévention BTP
|Convention or series no.
||Nanomaterials: what health hazards?
||Nanomatériaux: quels risques sanitaires? [in French]|
||Sep. 2009, No.121, p.40-42. Illus.
||Nanotechnologies are already widely used in the construction industry and some enterprises have ambitious plans to develop nanoparticle-based paints and varnishes or to incorporate carbon nanotubes into concrete mixes. Given the uncertainties surrounding their toxicity, nanoparticles should be considered as potentially dangerous and the precautionary principle should apply. The working group of the French Agency for sanitary health of the work environment (Agence française de sécurité sanitaire de l'environnement et du travail - Afsset) has published "nanosafety" recommendations which emphasize substitution, followed by collective protection and finally personal protection.
||nanoparticles; toxic substances; new technologies; health hazards; construction industry
||nanotechnology; inhalation; containment; personal protective equipment; hazard evaluation; substitution; ventilation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Construction industry and civil engineering