Engineered Nanomaterials : Feasibility of establishing exposure standards and using control banding in Australia

Publication Date : 2010
714 Visited Entry Date : 2015/01/14


Document type Report
Subject Risk Assessment and Management ; Exposure Assessment
The main focus of this report is to investigate the feasibility of: 
- establishing group-based Australian National Exposure Standards for engineered nanomaterials
- using control banding for engineered nanomaterials in Australia. This involves examining the appropriateness of control banding scheme for Australian businesses and organisations using engineered nanomaterials.


Executive Summary

1 Scope

2 Glossary

3 Background

4 Overview of the BSI Guide

5 Benchmark Exposure Levels
5.1 BSI Guide nanoparticle hazard types
5.1.1 Fibrous nanomaterials
5.1.2 Nanomaterials classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, asthmagenic or reproductive toxins (CMAR)
5.1.3 Insoluble nanomaterials
5.1.4 Soluble nanomaterials
5.1.5 Comment on the groupings
5.2 Recommended BSI Benchmark Exposure Levels (BELs)
5.3 Comment on the rationale given for BELs in the BSI Guide
5.4 Can we measure nanoparticles to enable comparisons with the BSI proposed benchmark exposure levels?
5.5 Regulations/recommendations in other countries
5.6 BSI Guide and potential carcinogens
5.7 BELs in the Australian context

6 Control Banding
6.2 Control Banding and Nanomaterials

7 Discussion and conclusions

8 Key issues

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