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Hazards and Risks of Engineered Nanoparticles for the Environment and Human Health

Hristozov, Danail and Malsch, Ineke (2009) Hazards and Risks of Engineered Nanoparticles for the Environment and Human Health. Sustainability, 1 (4). p. 1161. ISSN 2071-1050

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su1041161

Abstract

The objectives of this article are to: (1) investigate the current state of knowledge of the risks of engineered nanoparticles for the environment and human health, (2) estimate whether this knowledge is sufficient to facilitate their comprehensive and effective risk assessment and (3) provide recommendations on future research in the field of risk assessment of nanomaterials. In order to meet the objectives, the relevance of each of the four steps of the risk assessment methodology (i.e., hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterization) was evaluated in the context of the current state of knowledge of the risks of nanomaterials, limitations were identified and recommendations were given on how to overcome them.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Risk > Environment, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology
ID Code:7875
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 10:41
Last Modified:01 Dec 2009 10:41

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