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ID (ISN) del documento109934
Número CIS 09-874
ISSN - Título de la serie 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Harford A., Edwards J., Briestly B., Wright P.
Título Current OSH best practices for the Australian nanotechnology industry: A position paper by the NanoSafe Australia Network
Información bibliográfica Aug. 2007, Vol.23, No.4, p.315-331. 51 ref.
Resumen Advancement of the nanotechnology industry in Australia has seen numerous researchers beginning to handle nanomaterials, as well as the establishment of industrial facilities that are producing nanomaterials for incorporation into consumer products. Traditionally, the risk assessment of chemicals relies heavily on their composition, whereas the key determinants in the adverse effects caused by nanomaterials are their physical parameters (particle size, surface area and surface chemistry). At the present time, workplace exposure standards are not available, and appropriate methods that accurately characterise exposure to nanomaterials have not been established. Exposure of workers should therefore be "as low as reasonably practicable" through risk management programs that broadly encompass all of the hierarchy of controls used for ultrafine particulates, namely appropriate engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment.
Descriptores (primarios) Australia; nanotecnología; nanopartículas; toxicología; nuevas tecnologías; valoración del riesgo; riesgos para la salud; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; limitación de la exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) vías de penetración; informe; óxido de zinc; superficie de las partículas; dióxido de titanio; valoración de la exposición; papel de los poderes públicos; investigación; tamano de las particulas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAustralia
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Nuevas tecnologías
Navegación por categoria(s) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Risk evaluation