Nanoparticles and Occupational Health by Andrew D. MaynardNanoparticles and Occupational Health by Andrew D. Maynard

Nanoparticles and Occupational Health

byAndrew D. MaynardEditorDavid Y.h. Pui

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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Nanotechnology is rapidly invading many aspects of modern society - from science, research and engineering to industrial and commercial applications and, inevitably, to man and his environment. One of the biggest challenges, therefore, is managing environmental, health and safety risks of nanomaterials. Yet, the information necessary to assess their long term effects is scarce. Systematic research into what potentially makes engineered nanomaterials hazardous, how this translates into risk, and how these can be managed will be vital and involves interdisciplinary collaboration.

The first International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Occupational Health, in 2004, brought together hygienists, manufacturers, toxicologists, materials scientists, regulators and researchers. It pointed the way to what needs to be done. The second International Symposium, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota, demonstrated the power and potential where there is a will: with nearly three times as many attendants, and with contributions from academics, industry, policymakers, non-government organizations and even lawyers, this second symposium established that, while there is international concern over how to ensure safe nanotech-workplaces, there is also progress being made in developing the required knowledge.

This volume, a reprint from a special issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, mainly draws from work presented at the 2005 symposium, diverse but united by the need for a holistic view of nanotechnology and risk.

Title:Nanoparticles and Occupational HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:185 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048174619

ISBN - 13:9789048174614


Table of Contents

Editorial Maynard, A.D. and Pui, D.Y.H.: Nanotechnology and Occupational Health Perspectives Keller, K.: Nanotechnology and Society Balbus, J.: Health policy and regulatory frameworks Papers Wallace, W.: Phospholipid lung surfactant and NP surface toxicity: lessons from diesel shoots and silicate dusts Kortshagen, U.: Plasma synthesis of semiconductor nanocrystals for electronics and luminescence applications Maynard A.: Size-differentiated physicochemical characterization of airborne single walled carbon nanotube Fissan, H.: Rationale and principle of an instrument measuring lung deposition surface area Pui D.Y.H.: Calibration and Numerical Simulation of the Nanoparticle Surface Area Monitor (TSI Model 3550 NSAM) Tsai, Chuen-Jinn: An axial flow cyclone to remove nanoparticles at low pressure conditions Japuntich, D.: A comparison of two nano-sized particle air filtration tests in the diameter range of 10 to 400 nm Wang, Jing: Modeling of filtration efficiency of nanoparticles in standard filter media Kim, Seong Chan: Experimental study of nanoparticles penetration through commercial filter media Biswas, Pratim: Reduction of exposure to welding process generated nanoparticles by ventillation changes in an occupational environment Kandlikar, M., Ramachandran, G., Maynard, A.D., Murdock, B. and Toscano, W.A.: Health risk assessment for nanoparticles: A case for using expert judgment Chein, Hung-Min: Evaluation of Nanoparticle Emission for TiO2 Nanopowder Coating Materials Kuzma, J.: The Nanotechnology-Biology Interface: Exploring Models for Oversight Reports