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OECD 2009: Emission assessment for the identification of sources and release of airborne nanomaterials

OECD_200This guidance document, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as part of its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials, describes a simple semi-quantitative determination of nanomaterial release and may be used whether release of nanomaterials occurs in the workplace. It provides details of the instruments to use, the approach to follow and how to interpret the results.

This document should be seen as a component of the overall work of the programme on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials, which is been developed by OECD’s WPMN. It is one element within the frame of complete exposure assessment consisting of nanomaterial emission sampling and measurement from different sources within the production process including different routes; and the fate of nanomaterials in different compartments such as air, water and soil including possible aspects linked to their aggregation and agglomeration, absorption of nanomaterials by the body and their subsequent possible toxicological effects.

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1 second is the time resolution at which SAFENANO can characterise an aerosol emission.