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Meeting report: hazard assessment for nanoparticles--report from an interdisciplinary workshop.


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TitleMeeting report: hazard assessment for nanoparticles--report from an interdisciplinary workshop.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBalbus, John M., Maynard Andrew D., Colvin Vicki L., Castranova Vincent, Daston George P., Denison Richard A., Dreher Kevin L., Goering Peter L., Goldberg Alan M., Kulinowski Kristen M., Monteiro-Riviere Nancy A., Oberdörster Günter, Omenn Gilbert S., Pinkerton Kent E., Ramos Kenneth S., Rest Kathleen M., Sass Jennifer B., Silbergeld Ellen K., and Wong Brian A.
JournalEnvironmental health perspectives
Volume115
Issue11
Pagination1654-9
Date Published11/2007
ISSN Number0091-6765
Abstract

This short article reports the findings of a April 2006 nanotoxicology workshop held at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. The workshop sought to answer the two questions, what is needed to understand the human health impacts of engineered nanoparticles and how is this information best obtained? Workshop participants noted the need to use existing in vivo toxicocologic tests because of their familiarity and interpretability, and that a standards set of nanoparticles should be validated by laboratories worldwide and made available for benchmarking tests for other newly created nanoparticles. Over the long term, research aimed at developing a mechanistic understanding of the numerous characteristics that influence nanoparticle toxicity was deemed essential, and the group made suggestions towards developing a general policy and strategic opportunities to accelerate the development and implementation of testing protocols

URLhttp://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info:doi/10.1289/ehp.10327
DOI10.1289/ehp.10327
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18007999?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalEnviron. Health Perspect.