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Exposure

Exposure reading list

The following reading list details what we consider to be some of the most informative papers and reports available relating to the exposure assessment and measurement of nanomaterials.  

This list is reviewed and updated regularly to capture the most recent scientific literature.

Key papers

Comparability of portable nanoparticle exposure monitors.
  Asbach C, Kaminski H, von Barany D, Kuhlbusch TA, et al. (2012). Annals of Occupational Hygiene; 56(5): 606-621.
  View abstract. 

Occupational exposure to nano-objects and their agglomerates and aggregates across various life cycle stages; A broad-scale exposure study.
  Bekker C, et al. (2015). Annals of Occupational Hygiene; 59(6): 681-704. 
  View abstract.
 
Exposure to nanoscale particles and fibers during machining of hybrid advanced composites containing carbon nanotubes.
  Bello D, Wardle B, Yamamoto N, Guzman deVilloria R, et al. (2009). Journal of Nanoparticle Research; 11(1): 231-249.  
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Exposure to manufactured nanoparticles in different workplaces.
  Brouwer, D. (2010). Toxicology; 269: 120-127.
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Evaluation of Decision Rules in a Tiered Assessment of Inhalation Exposure to Nanomaterials.
   Brouwer D, Boessen R, van Duuren-Stuurman B, Bard D, Moehlmann C, Bekker C, Fransman W, Entink RK. (2016).  Annals of Occupational Hygiene: 1-11.
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The behaviour of silver nanotextiles during washing.
   Geranio L, Heuberger M, Nowack B. (2009). Environmental Science and Technology; 43(21): 8113-8118.
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Nanoparticle exposure at nanotechnology workplaces: A review.
   Kuhlbusch TAJ, Asbach C, Fissan H, Göhler D, Stinz M. (2011). Particle and Fibre Toxicology; 8(22).
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Effectiveness of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) in controlling engineered nanomaterial emissions during reactor cleanout operations.
   Methner MM. (2008). Engineering case reports. Journal of Occupational Environmental Hygiene; 5(66): 63-69.
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Nanoparticle Emission Assessment Technique (NEAT) for the identification and measurement of potential inhalation exposure to engineered nanomaterials - Part A.
   Methner M, Hodson L, Geraci C. (2010). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; 7(3): 127-132.
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Nanoparticle Emission Assessment Technique (NEAT) for the identification and measurement of potential inhalation exposure to engineered nanomaterials-Part B: results from 12 field studies.
   Methner M, Hodson L, Dames A, Geraci C. (2010). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; 7(3): 163-176.
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Identification and characterization of potential sources of worker exposure to carbon nanofibers during polymer composite laboratory operations.
   Methner MM, Birch ME, Evans DE, Ku BK, et al. (2007). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; 4(12): 125-130.
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Zinc oxide nanoparticles in modern sunscreens: An analysis of potential exposure and hazard.
   Osmond MJ, McCall MJ. (2010). Nanotoxicology; 4(1): 15-41.
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Workplace exposure to engineered nanoparticles.
   Plitzko S. (2009). Inhalation Toxicology; 21: 25-29. 
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Control of airborne nanoparticles release during compounding of polymer nanocomposites.
   Tsai SJ, Ashter A, Ada E, Mead JL, et al. (2008). Nano; 3(4): 301-309. 
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Comparative testing of a miniature diffusion size classifier to assess airborne ultrafine particles under field conditions.
   Reto M, Katherine C, Michael R. (2013). Aerosol Science and Technology; 47(1): 22-28.
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Airborne monitoring to distinguish engineered nanomaterials from incidental particles for environmental health and safety. 
   Peters TM, Elzey S, Johnson R, Park H, et al. (2009). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; 6: 73-81.
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A strategy for assessing workplace exposures to nanomaterials.
   Ramachandran G, Ostraat M, Evans DE, Methner MM, et al. (2011). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; 8: 673-685
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Nanotechnologies, engineered nanomaterials and occupational health and safety – A review.
   Savolainen K, Pylkkänen L, Norppa H, Falck G, et al. (2010). Safety Science; 48: 957–963.
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Exposure assessment nano-sized and respirable particles at different workplaces.
   Tsai CJ, Huang CY, Chen SC, Ho CE, et al. (2011). Journal of Nanoparticle Research; 13: 4161-4172.
   View abstract.

Key reports

Workplace exposure to nanoparticles.
   Kaluza S, Balderhaar JK, Orthen B. (2009). European Risk Observatory Report Literature Review. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
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Approaches to safe nanotechnology. Managing the health and safety concerns associated with engineered nanomaterials
   NIOSH. (2009). NIOSH Publication No. 2009-125.
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Engineered nanomaterials: evidence on the effectiveness of workplace controls to prevent exposure.
   SAFEWORK Australia. (2009). Commonwealth of Australia.
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Engineered nanomaterials feasibility of establishing exposure standards and using control banding in Australia.
   SAFEWORK Australia. (2010). Commonwealth of Australia.
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Key books

Health and environmental safety of nanomaterials: polymer nanocomposites and other materials containing nanoparticles.
   Njuguna J, Pielichowski K, Zhu H, eds. (2014). Woodhead Publishing Ltd.
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Handbook of nanosafety: measurement, exposure and toxicology.
   Vogel U, Savolainen K, Qinglan W, van Tongeren M, et al., eds. (2014). Elsevier.
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