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Understanding risk assessment of nanotechnology


By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleUnderstanding risk assessment of nanotechnology
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBell, Trudy E.
Corporate AuthorsUnited States National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Date PublishedFebruary 2007
PublisherNational Nanotechnology Coordination Office
TypeArticle commissioned by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

Article commissioned by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office giving a background for understanding the risk assessment of nanotechnology. The article sketches the essential basics of physics and biology of nanomaterials and explains the possible implications these unique properties may have for toxicology and the risk of human exposure. Finally the author suggests some questions and things to consider when reading reports of the toxicology of nanotechnology, such as looking for other possible reason for toxicity, refraining from generalizing results from one study to another, and looking for qualifiers such as "preliminary" and "this particular material."

URLhttp://nano.gov/Understanding_Risk_Assessment.pdf