Description

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.

Key Features

  • Multi-authored book, written by leading researchers in the field of nanotoxicology and nanosafety
  • Features state-of-the-art physical and chemical characterization of engineered nanomaterials (ENM)
  • Develops strategies for exposure assessment, risk assessment and risk management
  • Includes practical case studies and exposure scenarios to demonstrate how you can safely use ENM in the workplace

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Foreword

Disclaimer

List of Contributors

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. General Introduction

Abstract

1.1 Use and Applications of Engineered Nanomaterials

1.2 What is a Nanomaterial?

1.3 Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials Merits Attention

1.4 How to Measure Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials

1.5 How About the Hazards?

1.6 Requirements for the Assessment and Management of Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials

1.7 To be Expected in the Future

1.8 Conclusions

References

Chapter 2. Nanotechnology and Exposure Scenarios

Abstract

Acknowledgements

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Development of Nanotechnology

2.3 Production of Engineered Nanomaterials

2.4 Applications of Nanotechnology

2.5 Exposure Scenarios for Nanomaterials

2.6 Exposure Scenario Case Examples

2.7 Summary

References

Chapter 3. Nanomaterials and Human Health

Abstract

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Biokinetics, Cardiovascular and Neurotoxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials

3.3 Inflammatory Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials

3.4 Nanomaterial-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation

3.5 Nanomaterial-Induced Skin Inflammation

3.6 Genotoxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials

3.7 Carcinogenicity of Engineered Nanomaterials

3.8 Implications of Health Effects and Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials for Nanotechnologies

3.9 Conclusions

References

Chapter 4. From Source to Dose: Emission, Transport, Aerosol Dynamics and Dose Assessment for Workplace Aerosol Exposure

Abstract

4.1 Sources of Nanoparticles in the Workplace (Seipenbusch)

4.2 Aerosol Dynamics in Workplace Atmospheres (Seipenbusch)

4.3 Modelling Approaches to Aerosol Dynamics and Transport in the Workplace (Yu)

4.4 Application

Details

No. of pages:
376
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124166622
Print ISBN:
9780124166042
Print ISBN:
9780128101247

About the editors

Ulla Vogel

Affiliations and Expertise

National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kai Savolainen

Kai Savolainen is Research Professor, Nanosafety Research, at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. He obtained his Dr. Sci. degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Helsinki in 1981, and his Ph.D. degree in toxicology from the University of Kansas, USA, in 1987. His research covers inflammatory and genetic effects, and risk assessment of nanomaterials. He has served in numerous scientific expert committees, and has led several large research consortia on nanosafety. He also coordinates the EU NanoSafety Cluster, a platform of all EU FP-funded nanosafety projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ph.D. Nanosafety Research Center Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Reviews

"Most of the information is from the NANODEVICE research project funded by the European Union, but the findings often integrate results of other research as well. Contributors from a wide range of sciences cover nanotechnology and exposure scenarios; nanomaterials and human health…"--ProtoView.com, April 2014