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Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials: Assessing the Risk to Human Health

  • Denis BardEmail author
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Abstract

The particular physical and chemical properties of nanoscale materials are becoming better and better understood all the time. Scientific, industrial, and medical applications are on the increase. The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars [1] has already listed more than 800 commercial products appealing to this type of material, from cosmetics to tennis rackets and tyres. Since this list is based on voluntary declarations by the industrial sector, the figure is likely to be a serious underestimate, and it is clear that it is also likely to increase exponentially.

Keywords

Response Relationship Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Number Concentration Ultrafine Particle Risk Assessment Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département d’épidémiologieEcole des hautes études en santé publiqueRennes CedexFrance

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