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Nanoparticles : an occupational hygiene review


By csep - Posted on 17 June 2010

TitleNanoparticles : an occupational hygiene review
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsAitken, R. J., Creely K. S., and Tran C. L.
Corporate AuthorsUnited Kingdom; Health and Safety Executive; Institute of Occupational Medicine
Pagination113 p.
PublisherUnited Kingdom; Health and Safety Executive; Institute of Occupational Medicine
Place PublishedEdinburgh
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN NumberReport 274
Abstract

This report completed a literature review of the major studies that had been done on the workplace exposure to nanomaterials. It reviewed processes for the deliberate development and manufacture of nanoparticle products and considered the sources of exposure, levels of exposures, numbers exposed, knowledge gaps and future trends. The authors of the report concluded that the four main groups of nanoparticle products may potentially result in exposure by inhalation, dermal, or digestion routes and that little is known about the current level of exposure. The report concludes that not enough is known for risk assessment purposes for exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace.

URLhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr274.pdf