Important Issues on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials

Publication Date : 2012
Code : 102
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International

English
Volume 57 Pages
Document type Report
Subject Risk Assessment and Management
Summary

Since the document, Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Critical Issues, was initially presented at the 4th meeting of the WPMN in 2008, the WPMN Steering Group Six (SG6) has been developing it taking account of comments/ suggestions from worldwide experts. At the 9th meeting of the WPMN, the title of the document “Critical Issues” was replaced by “Important Issues”. The WPMN has recognised that there is important information/ issues in this document which assist when considering the risk assessment of nanomaterials.

This document aims at introducing in chapters 2 and 3 the current practices and challenges on risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials as well as strategies for assessing risk in circumstances where data are limited (chapter 4). Finally, this document makes clear in chapter 5 the necessity of direct research toward specific risk assessment issues in concert with current efforts to develop basic data sets, thus supporting the work on-going in other Steering Groups on the OECD-WPMN in view of further development of methods, models, data, and tools for use by decision makers to develop a systematic and integrated picture of environment, health and safety impacts of nanomaterials production and use. however, it is not to be construed to imply scientific and/or policy endorsement of any specific risk assessment methods or models.

Content

ABOUT THE OECD

 

FOREWORD

 

OECD’S PROGRAMME ON THE SAFETY OF MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

RISK ASSESSMENT OF MANUFACTURED NANOMATERIALS: IMPORTANT ISSUES

   1. General Introduction    

   2. Background    

      2.a. Health / Environmental Risk Assessment Framework         

      2.b. Approaches to Chemicals’ Risk Assessment and Regulation across OECD Countries         

      2.c. Occupational Exposure Assessments         

      2.d. Approaches to Risk Assessment of Particulates         

      2.e. Current Case Studies on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Carbon Nanotubes         

   3. Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials: Important Issues    

      3.a. Problem Formulation         

      3.b. Hazard Identification         

      3.c. Hazard Assessment         

      3.d. Issues Relating to Exposure         

      3.e. Risk Characterisation (Assessment)         

      3.f. Relationship of Risk Assessment to Risk Management         

   4. Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials: Strategies and Approaches    

      4.a. Considerations Regarding the Information for Use in a Nanomaterial Risk Assessment         

      4.b. Information for Use in a Risk Assessment         

      4.c. Risk Characterisation         

      4.d. Risk Assessment Strategies         

   5. Research Needs to Address Risk Assessment Issues    

      5.a. Exposure: Public, Occupation and Environment Research Needs         

      5.b. Human Health Effect Research Needs         

      5.c. Ecological Effect Research Needs         

      5.d. Persistence, Bioaccumulation, Fate and Distribution         

      5.e. General Risk Assessment Research Needs         

 

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  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Published by
  • Inter-Organisation Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals Supported by
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