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Getting it right the first time: Developing nanotechnology while protecting workers, public health, and the environment


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TitleGetting it right the first time: Developing nanotechnology while protecting workers, public health, and the environment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBalbus, John M., Florini Karen, Denison Richard A., and Walsh Scot A.
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1076
Issue1
Pagination331-342
Date PublishedSeptember, 2006
PublisherNew York Academy of Sciences
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0077-8923
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.

DOI10.1196/annals.1371.027