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Brouwer 2012: Control banding approaches for nanomaterials

Annals Occ H_200-150In this commentary paper, published in 2012 in The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Derk Brouwer at TNO undertook a comparison of six currently available control banding-related tools based on the similarities in:

  1. scope and applicability domain;
  2. parameters for severity/ hazard banding;
  3. parameters for exposure/probability/exposure banding, and;
  4. classification in risk or control bands for nanomaterials.

The tools assessed include the NanoTool, the Swiss Precautionary Matrix, the Anses CB Tool, Stoffenmanager Nano 1.0 and the Danish NanoSafer tool.

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