12-01 :: January 2012
National Research Council (NAS): A Research Strategy for Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials
2012, Pages: 214 pages, Price: $47.00 / CNY297.00 / GBP30.00 http://nationalhealthreview.net/emagazine/V06N04.pdf
Authors: Committee to Develop a Research Strategy for Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials; National Research Council
The increasing production and use of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) may lead to greater exposures of workers, consumers, and the environment, and the unique scale-specific and novel properties of the materials raise questions about their potential effects on human health and the environment.
The NRC-report sets out a conceptual framework. The report presents a strategic approach for developing the science and research infrastructure needed to address uncertainties regarding the potential EHS risks of ENMs. The report summarizes the current state of the science and high-priority data gaps on the potential EHS risks posed by ENMs and describes the fundamental tools and approaches needed to pursue an EHS risk research strategy. The report also presents a proposed research agenda, short-term and long-term research priorities, and estimates of needed resources and concludes by focusing on implementation of the research strategy and evaluation of its progress, elements that the committee considered integral to its charge.