Handbook of Nanosafety

Handbook of Nanosafety : Measurement, Exposure and Toxicology

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128101245
  • 9780128101247

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
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Review quote

"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
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About Derk Brouwer

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.
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