Redefining risk research priorities for nanomaterials

Grieger, K.D., Baun, A. and Owen, R. 2010. Redefining risk research priorities for nanomaterials. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 12 (2), pp. 383-392.

TitleRedefining risk research priorities for nanomaterials
AuthorsGrieger, K.D., Baun, A. and Owen, R.
Abstract

Chemical-based risk assessment underpins the current approach to responsible development of nanomaterials (NM). It is now recognised, however, that this process may take decades, leaving decision makers with little support in the near term. Despite this, current and near future research efforts are largely directed at establishing (eco)toxicological and exposure data for NM, and comparatively little research has been undertaken on tools or approaches that may facilitate near-term decisions, some of which we briefly outline in this analysis. We propose a reprioritisation of NM risk research efforts to redress this imbalance, including the development of more adaptive risk governance frameworks, alternative/complementary tools to risk assessment, and health and environment surveillance.

JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Journal citation12 (2), pp. 383-392
ISSN1388-0764
YearFeb 2010
PublisherSpringer
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/s11051-009-9829-1
Publication dates
PublishedFeb 2010

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