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Document ID (ISN)111074
CIS number 10-0673
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-456-0 (fr); 978-2-89631-478-2 (en)
Year 2010
Convention or series no. Studies and research projects -Report R-656 (en); Etudes et recherches - Rapport R-646 (fr)
Author(s) Ostiguy C., Roberge B., Woods C., Soucy B.
Title Engineered nanoparticles: Current knowledge about occupational safety and health risks and prevention measures - Second edition
Original title Les nanoparticules de synthèse: Connaissances actuelles sur les risques et les mesures de prévention en SST - 2e édition [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2010. vi, 143p. Illus. Approx. 350 Price: CAD 15.75. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access Report_R-656.pdf [in English]
Rapport_R-646.pdf [in French]
Abstract An initial review of the literature on nanoparticles (see CIS 07-852) prompted the IRSST to publish two reports on this subject early in 2006, namely on the health risks of nanotechnologies and on various aspects of industrial hygiene that involve them. This report consists of an update of the earlier reports, deemed necessary considering the rapid evolution in scientific knowledge in this area.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; nanoparticles; toxicology; health hazards; nanotechnology; new technologies
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; titanium dioxide; particle size; particle surface area; carbon black; welding fumes; routes of entry; exposure evaluation; research; literature survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles