Nanotoxicology: Experimental and Computational Perspectives
Chapter 9: Progress Towards Risk Assessment for Engineered Nanomaterials
Published:03 Nov 2017
Special Collection: 2017 ebook collectionSeries: Issues in Toxicology
Dana Kühnel, 2017. "Progress Towards Risk Assessment for Engineered Nanomaterials", Nanotoxicology: Experimental and Computational Perspectives, Alok Dhawan, Diana Anderson, Rishi Shanker
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The assessment of risks associated with engineered nanomaterials demands a careful adaptation of existing risk assessment procedures. In principle, the procedures established to evaluate the risk of conventional substances are also applicable to nanomaterials. However, their specific properties and behaviour need adequate consideration. As engineered nanomaterials comprise a diverse and relatively young group of substances, risk evaluators need to deal with data gaps and act on a case-by-case basis. This chapter aims to give an overview on the present and future challenges in risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials.