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Document ID (ISN)110886
CIS number 10-0535
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tanarro Gozalo C., Gálvez Pérez V.
Title Nanoparticles: A small hazard?
Original title Nanopartículas: ¿un riesgo pequeño? [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May 2009, No.52, p.33-44. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract The rapid development of nanotechnology has led to the emergence of a large number of consumer products containing nanoparticles thanks to the improved product properties resulting from their use. As a result, a growing number of workers are exposed to new materials about which little is known of their toxicological characteristics. This article gives an overview of nanoparticles, the sectors where they can be found, the associated hazards and the preventive measures that can be adopted.
Descriptors (primary) nanoparticles; limitation of exposure; risk factors; nanotechnology
Descriptors (secondary) fire hazards; explosion hazards; toxicology; exposure evaluation; substitution; health hazards; glossary
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Exposure evaluation