12/07/2007

Evaluation and control of occupational health risks from nanoparticles

Rapid growth in the nanoparticle industry is anticipated in the Nordic
countries owing to highly focused national research and investment initiatives.
Knowledge on consequences for occupational exposures to engineered
nanoparticles and appropriate technical control levels is still limited. This
report explores existing knowledge on exposure risks and technical control
approaches. The report concludes that


  • data are too limited to allow general conclusions to be drawn regarding risks
    of exposure to engineered nanoparticles
  • engineering techniques for controlling nanoparticle exposure can build on the
    current knowledge and approaches to control exposure to e.g. welding fume and
    carbon black
  • there is a need for improving the quality of information provided in Material
    Safety Data Sheets.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work