Nanotechnology and Occupational Health: New Technologies-- New challenges
Maynard, Andrew D.
Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Vol. 9, Num. 1
In this overview of the special issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research on nanotechnology and occupational health, Maynard and Pui identify two dominant themes: "measurement of airborne nano-structured particles and exposure control." They argue that nano production facilities are most in need of relevant and quick research across disciplines. Such work has been fostered by 2 symposia in 2004 and 2005, the latter of which provided the material for this issue. After a brief review of the articles, they say "[o]ur hope is that governments and industry around the world continue to ensure relevant risk-research is appropriately directed and well-funded,and that new research presented at the 2007 symposium will mark a significant reduction in uncertainty over how to assess and manage the risk to health of engineered nanomaterials in the workplace."