Nanoparticles in working enviroment
The development of nanotechnology and nanomaterials has great potential for Danish industry in a wide number of areas.
The last 10 years we have seen an increase in the development and use of nano-particular materials. At the same time, research results have indicated a suspicion of possible health risks related to exposure to nanoparticles in the working environment.
This booklet focuses on the risks of exposure to airborne nanoparticles in the working environment and possible strategies to prevent exposure. It includes 1) production of nanoparticles, 2) handling of nano-particular powdered materials and suspensions, and 3) dust and aerosol formation from handling composite materials containing nanoparticles.
The booklet is directed at members of internal safety organisations from laboratories who work with materials containing nanoparticles. It gives inspiration to how to handle airborne nanoparticles in laboratory work.