Estimation of health risks and safety margins due to inhalation of ultrafine particles and nanoparticles in selected occupational, consumer and environmental settings

Otto Hänninen, Irene Brüske-Hohlfeld, Miranda Loh, Tobias Stoeger, Wolfgang Kreyling, Otmar Schmid, Annette Peters

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Abstract

Nanoparticles exhibit properties different from those of the same bulk materials leading to unknown toxicological implications that have evoked concern for (1) occupational, (2) consumer and (3) environmental safety. The current work utilizes epidemiological and toxicological data for screening level assessment of these risks using various suggested health relevant dose metrics (mass, particle number and surface area) to (i) quantify the potential risk levels and to (ii) compare the properties of these alternative risk assessment methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012031
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume170
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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