Handbook of Nanosafety

Measurement, Exposure and Toxicology

Edited by

  • Ulla Vogel, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kai Savolainen
  • Qinglan Wu
  • Martie van Tongeren
  • Derk Brouwer
  • Markus Berges

Handbook of Nanosafety: Measurement, Exposure and Toxicology, written by leading international experts in nanosafety, provides a comprehensive understanding of engineered nanomaterials (ENM), current international nanosafety regulation, and how ENM can be safely handled in the workplace.

Increasingly, the importance of safety needs to be considered when promoting the use of novel technologies like ENM. With its use of case studies and exposure scenarios, Handbook of Nanosafety demonstrates techniques to assess exposure and risks and how these assessments can be applied to improve workers' safety. Topics covered include the effects of ENM on human health, characterization of ENM, aerosol dynamics and measurement, exposure and risk assessment, and safe handling of ENM.

Based on outcomes from the NANODEVICE initiative, this is an essential resource for those who need to apply current nanotoxicological thinking in the workplace and anyone who advises on nanosafety, such as professionals in toxicology, occupational safety and risk assessment.

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Toxicologists and scientists who work with ENM and aerosols. Occupational Toxicologists. Regulatory Toxicologists. Risk Assessors. Nanosafety managers. Industrial Hygienists


Book information

  • Published: January 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-416604-2

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Exposure Scenarios
Chapter 3. Nanomaterials and Human Health
Chapter 4. From Source to Dose: Emission, Transport, Aerosol dynamics and Dose Assessment for Workplace Aerosol Exposure
Chapter 5. Quality control of measurement devices
Chapter 6. Exposure Assessment Strategies
Chapter 7. Risk Assessment and Risk Management
Chapter 8. Examples and Case Studies
Chapter 9. Future Outlook