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IRSST Publishes Assessment of Methods of Sampling and Characterizing Engineered Nanomaterials in ...
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) recently published a report, in English, entitled An Assessment of Methods of Sampling and Characterizing Engineered Nanomaterials in the Air and on Surfaces in the Workplace. As reported in our March 29, 2017, blog item, IRSST first published the report in French. The research project has two complementary parts: a laboratory investigation and a fieldwork component. The laboratory investigation...
OECD Tour de Table Reports on Developments on Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a May 17, 2018, document entitled Developments in Delegations on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials — Tour de Table. The document compiles information provided by delegations for the February 2018 OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) meeting on current developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials. It aims to summarize relevant information on activities related to manufactured nanomaterials, as...
EFSA Publishes Safety Assessment of Selenium Nanoparticles for use in Active Food Contact Materials
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavorings, and Processing Aids evaluated food contact material (FCM) Substance No. 1070, which incorporates selenium nanoparticles into the adhesive middle layer of multilayer laminates with an outside polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer and an inner polyolefin (food contact) layer. The results of the Panel’s evaluation are published in the January 2018 issue of the EFSA Journal in an article entitled “Safety...
How many nanoparticles does your car emit?
Topi Rönkkö, Tampere University of Technology, together with his colleagues showed that traffic is a source for small nanoparticles (link to this study further down). They call them nano cluster aerosol (NCA). The size of these particles is between 1.3-3.0 nm in diameter. Similar results are supported also by other researchers (see the links below). Atmospheric measurements near traffic show that per kg of fuel, traffic emits about 2-3*10^15 NCA. If we take the average passenger cars fuel consumption in...
NIOSH plans to support implementation of WHO guidelines to protect workers from nanomaterials
On December 15, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a blog item entitled "WHO Guidelines to Protect Workers from Nanomaterials." See https://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2017/12/15/who-nano/ As reported in our December 13, 2017, blog item (see https://nanotech.lawbc.com/2017/12/who-publishes-guidelines-on-protecting-workers-from-potential-risks-of-manufactured-nanomaterials/ ), the World Health Organization (WHO) recently published WHO Guidelines on Protecting...