Selected Document Category:Published Document
Source:International Organization for Standardization
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Publication Year:2010
Document Title:Nanotechnologies - Generation of metal nanoparticles for inhalation toxicity testing using the evaporation/condensation method
Scope:This International Standard gives requirements and recommendations for generating metal nanoparticles as aerosols suitable for inhalation toxicity testing by the evaporation/condensation method. Its application is limited to metals such as gold and silver which have been proven to generate nanoparticles suitable for inhalation toxicity testing using the technique it specifies (see Annex A).
Keywords:metal nanoparticles, inhalation toxicity testing, evaporation/condensation method
Type of Document:a. Standard
Issues Areas:Health, Safety, and Environment
Primary Category:Chemicals e.g. pesticides, pharmaceuticals, paints, basic chemicals
Additional CategoriesChemicals e.g. pesticides, pharmaceuticals, paints, basic chemicals;
Goal or Need:The number of nanotechnology-based consumer products containing silver, gold, carbon, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and silica nanoparticles is growing very rapidly. The population at risk of exposure to nanoparticles continues to increase as the applications expand. In particular, workers in nanotechnology-based industries are at risk of being exposed to manufactured nanoparticles.
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Submitter's Name:Heather Benko
Submitter's e-mail:hbenko@ansi.org
Submitter's Company:ANSI
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