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Document ID (ISN)111886
CIS number 11-0544
Year 2010
Convention or series no. NTP 877
Author(s) Tanarro Gozalo C.
Title Evaluation of the risk of exposure to nanoparticles by means of simplified methodologies
Original title Evaluación del riesgo por exposición a nanopartículas mediante el uso de metodologías simplificadas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 2010. 6p. Illus. 12 ref.
Internet access NTP_877.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract Although the use of nanotechnology is increasingly common, there is little data on its human toxicity to humans and no established occupational exposure levels specifically applicable to nanoparticles, making it difficult to conduct quantitative assessments. This technical note proposes a simplified method for assessing hazards (control banding), similar to that used for the hazard evaluation of chemical agents.
Descriptors (primary) Spain; nanoparticles; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; nanotechnology
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; data sheet; description of technique
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
New technologies
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Risk evaluation