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Perspectives on the design of safer nanomaterials and manufacturing processes

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A concerted effort is being made to insert Prevention through Design principles into discussions of sustainability, occupational safety and health, and green chemistry related to nanotechnology. Prevention through Design is a set of principles, which includes solutions to design out potential hazards in nanomanufacturing including the design of nanomaterials, and strategies to eliminate exposures and minimize risks that may be related to the manufacturing processes and equipment at various stages of the lifecycle of an engineered nanomaterial.

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The authors express their gratitude to all of the participants at the Safe Nano Design conference.


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Geraci, C., Heidel, D., Sayes, C. et al. Perspectives on the design of safer nanomaterials and manufacturing processes. J Nanopart Res 17, 366 (2015).

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