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Research and Markets Releases New Report on Assessing Nanoparticle Risks to Human Health

Published on May 28, 2011 at 2:47 AM

By Cameron Chai

Research and Markets has included Elsevier Science and Technology's latest report titled, "Assessing Nanoparticle Risks to Human Health" in their reports archive.

The report highlights the threat of nanoparticles under the paradigm of risk analysis. It takes into account the restrictions of this paradigm in handling the highly unpredictable nature of exposure and toxicity of nanoparticles and also proposes recent techniques of analyzing and handling threats in this regard. The occupational conditions where the probability for human exposure to nanoparticles is the highest will also be taken into account. The report will also consider major subjects of concern connected with occupational exposure analysis and proof from toxicological and epidemiological research.

The report includes an exclusive chapter on the method of performing traditional risk analysis for a candidate nanoparticle like carbon nanotubes as well as restrictions of this method. Another chapter of the book includes alternative techniques like screening analysis and sophisticated methodological literature for risk analysis. An exclusive chapter will focus on non-occupational populations, their vulnerabilities and life-cycle risk analysis. Another chapter l deals with the present methods of risk management, frameworks of regulatory control and their sufficiency. It also discusses the current approaches of the EU, US and several corporates to risk analysis.

Source: http://www.researchandmarkets.com

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