Engineered nanomaterials: a review of the toxicology and health hazards




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Engineered nanomaterials: A review of the toxicology and health hazards




November 2009





Acknowledgements


This report was produced by Toxikos Pty Ltd under commission from Safe Work Australia, through funding provided under the National Nanotechnology Strategy. The report was written by Roger Drew, PhD, DABT, with assistance from John Frangos, M Appl Sci (Toxicology) and Tarah Hagen, BSc (Hons).

Toxikos Pty Ltd is a consulting company specialising in toxicology and health based risk assessment of chemicals in the human environment. Its charter is to assist industry and government make science based decisions regarding potential effects and management of environmental and occupational chemicals. For more than 20 years staff have provided toxicology and health risk assessment advice to clients in a wide range of industries and government in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The report was independently reviewed by staff of SAFENANO at the United Kingdom’s Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) during drafting. IOM has international renowned research programs investigating the toxicology of engineered nanomaterials. SAFENANO is an initiative that provides strategic, independent and impartial advice to stakeholders concerning the potential risks to human health and the environment from nanomaterials.

This report incorporates the comments provided by IOM SAFENANO, Safe Work Australia, and the Safe Work Australia Nanotechnology OHS Reference Group.

Safe Work Australia gratefully acknowledges CSIRO Australia for photographs used on the front cover.

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To the extent that the material on this document includes views or recommendations of third parties, such views or recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of Safe Work Australia or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

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