|Document ID (ISN)||111771|
|Convention or series no.
||Ricaud M., Witschger O.
||Nanomaterials. Definitions, toxicological risk, characterisation of occupational exposure and prevention measures
||Les nanomatériaux. Définitions, risques toxicologiques, caractérisation de l'exposition professionnelle et mesures de prévention [in French]|
||Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, June 2009. 27p. Illus. 17 ref. Price: EUR 4.30. Downloadable version free of charge.
||ED_6050/EN.pdf [in English]
ED_6050/FR.pdf [in French]
||That workers are occupationally exposed to nanomaterials is already an established fact. Considering the many unknowns surrounding these new chemicals, their potential health effects and the problems faced in attempting to characterize exposures, quantitative risk assessments remain difficult to carry out in most occupational settings. In all work situations involving exposure to nanomaterials, the most appropriate course of action is therefore to apply caution and introduce specific policies aimed at avoiding risks. Although it is still too early to provide definitive answers, this guide brings together current knowledge concerning the characteristics and applications of these materials, their toxicology, the tools available for evaluating occupational exposure and finally the means of prevention.
||France; nanoparticles; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; health hazards; risk factors; nanotechnology
||toxicology; exposure evaluation; public OSH institutions; new technologies
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Nanotechnology and nanoparticles