Title: Limitations and information needs for engineered nanomaterial-specific exposure estimation and scenarios: recommendations for improved reporting practices
Authors: CLARK KatherineVAN TONGEREN MartieCHRISTENSEN FransBROUWER DerkNOWACK BerndGOTTSCHALK FadriMICHELETTI ChristianSCHMID KasparGERRITSEN RiandaAITKEN Robert JVAQUERO CelinaGKANIS VasileiosHOUSIADAS ChristosMARÍA LÓPEZ DE IPIÑA JesúsRIEDIKER Michael
Citation: JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH vol. 14 no. 970
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC68775
ISSN: 1388-0764
URI: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11051-012-0970-x
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC68775
DOI: 10.1007/s11051-012-0970-x
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to describe the process and challenges in building exposure scenarios for engineered nanomaterials (ENM), using an exposure scenario format similar to that used for the European Chemicals regulation (REACH). Over 60 exposure scenarios were developed based on information from publicly-available sources (literature, books, and reports), publicly-available exposure estimation models, occupational sampling campaign data from partnering institutions, and industrial partners regarding their own facilities. The pimrary focus was on carbon-based nanomaterials, nano-silver (nano-Ag) and nano-titanium dioxide (nano-TiO2), and included occupational and consumer uses of these materials with consideration of the associated environmental release. The process of building exposure scenarios Powered by Editorial Manager® and Preprint Manager® from Aries Systems Corporation illustrated the availability and limitations of existing information and exposure assessment tools for characterizing exposure to ENM, particularly as it relates to risk assessment. This article describes the gaps in the information reviewed, recommends future areas of ENM exposure research, and proposes types of information that should, at a minimum, be included when reporting the results of such research, so that the information is useful in a wider context.
JRC Institute:Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

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