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Risk Assessment

Risk assessment reading list

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

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

Key papers

Analysis of currently available data for characterising the risk of engineered nanomaterials to the environment and human health - lessons learned from four case studies.
   Ashberger K, Micheletti C, Sokull-Kluttgen B, Christensen FM. (2011). Environment International; 36(6): 1143-1156.
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The MARINA Risk Assessment Strategy: A flexible strategy for efficient information collection and risk assessment of nanomaterials.
   Bos PMJ, Gottardo S, Scott- Fordsmand JJ, et al. (2015). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 12: 15007-15021.
   View abstract. 

Control banding approaches for nanomaterials.
   Brouwer DH. (2012). Annals of Occupational Hygiene; 56(5): 506-514.
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The challenges of nanotechnology risk management.
   Fadel TR, Steevens JA, Thomas TA, et al. (2014). Nanotoday. [In press].
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Risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials: a review of available data and approaches from a regulatory perspective.
   Hristozov DR, Gottardo S, Critto A, Marcomini A. (2012). Nanotoxicology; 6: 880-898.
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Risk assessment and risk management of nanomaterials in the workplace: translating research to practice.
   Kuempel ED, Geraci CL, Schulte PA. (2012). Annals of Occupational Hygiene; 56(5): 491-505.
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Risk management strategy to increase the safety of workers in the nanomaterials industry.
   Ling MP, Lin WC, Liu CC, Huang YS, et al. (2012). Journal of Hazardous Materials; 229-230: 83-93.
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Towards a consensus view on understanding nanomaterials hazards and managing exposure: knowledge gaps and recommendations.
   Hunt G, Lynch I, Cassee F, Handy RD, et al. (2013). Materials; 6: 1090-1117.
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Risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials and nanotechnologies - a review.
   Savolainen K, Alenius H, Norppa H, Pylkkänen L, et al. (2010). Toxicology; 269(2-3): 92-104.
   View abstract. 


Key reports

Comparison of risk assessment approaches for manufactured nanomaterials.
   Defra. (2008) Defra Project CB0403.
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Topical Scientific Workshop: Regulatory Challenges in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials.
   ECHA. (2015) ECHA Topical Scientific Workshop Proceedings, 23-24 October 2014, Helsinki, Finland.
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State of the art on the initiatives and activities relevant to risk assessment and risk management of nanotechnologies in the food and agriculture sectors.
   FAO/WHO. (2013) FAO/WHO Technical Paper. 
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Impact of engineered nanomaterials on health: consideration for benefit-risk assessment.
   Joint JRC-EASAC Report. (2011). JRC Reference Report, EUR 24847 EN, EASAC Policy Report No. 15.
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Co-operation on risk assessment: prioritisation of important issues on risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials - final report.
   OECD. (2013). Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials; No. 38, ENV/JM/MONO(2013)18.
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Important issues on risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials.
   OECD. (2013). Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials; No. 33, ENV/JM/MONO(2012)8.
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Risk assessment of products of nanotechnologies.
   SCENIHR. (2009). European Commission Directorate-General for Health & Consumers. Risk Assessment of Products of Nanotechnologies.
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Nanotechnology and human health: scientific evidence and risk governance. 
   WHO. (2013). Report on the WHO expert meeting, 10-11 December 2012, Bonn, Germany.
   View report.

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