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Protecting workers and the environment: an environmental NGO's perspective on nanotechnology


By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleProtecting workers and the environment: an environmental NGO's perspective on nanotechnology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBalbus, John M., Florini Karen, Denison Richard A., and Walsh Scott A.
Corporate AuthorsEnvironmental Defense
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Volume9
Issue1
Pagination11-22
Date PublishedJanuary 2007
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1388-0764
Abstract

Article observes that due to some of the unique properties of nanomaterials, existing methods for determining hazardous levels of exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace and in the environment may be inadequate. The authors suggest that two distinct kinds of initiatives are needed: 1) an increase in federal funding of nanomaterial risk research, and 2) the speedy development and implementation of voluntary standards of care pending development of adequate regulatory safeguards.

DOI10.1007/s11051-006-9173-7