Special Issue "Engineered Nanomaterials Exposure and Risk Assessment: Occupational Health and Safety—Volume II"
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2. Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki, PL 64, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
3. Air Pollution Management APM, Mattilanmäki 38, 33610 Tampere, Finland
Interests: source specific exposure and risk assessment; process emissions; nanoparticle measurements; exposure modeling; nanosafety; occupational health and safety; emission controls; risk management
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The titled Special Issue aims to cover all main steps in nanomaterial safety assessment as shown in the Scheme. This includes aerosol measurements, particle characterization, pollution mass flow analysis, exposure and dose assessment in biologically relevant metrics, and hazard assessment of released particles.
Occupational safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials requires proper knowledge of the exposure scenarios, process emissions, and emitted particles biological responses. Currently, there is a great number of exposure measurement data available that is applicable for personal exposure level assessment for the specific scenario. However, process-specific emissions and exposure levels of nanomaterials are still rarely reported. Those are essential for process emission characterization, exposure model parameterization, performance testing and calibration, development of default exposure scenarios, and for better understanding of risk management measures. The majority of occupational exposure studies consider the formulation of pristine nanomaterial in a matrix because of the highest exposure potential. However, exposure scenarios through the nano-product life cycle need to be considered. In post-processing, hazard assessment becomes more complex because pristine nanomaterials are usually embedded in released substrate fragments that alert the toxicological responses. We warmly welcome high-quality nanosafety studies addressing risk management based on source-specific exposure levels and well-justified hazard responses.
Dr. Antti Joonas Koivisto
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- nanoparticle measurements
- exposure assessment by modelings and measurements
- particle characterization
- inhalation toxicology
- risk assessment and management
- exposure model development