Investigating the Life Cycle Risks of a Nanomaterial in Paint using Nano LCRA

Shatkin, Jo Anne and Larsen, Walker and Nick, Robert. (2010) Investigating the Life Cycle Risks of a Nanomaterial in Paint using Nano LCRA. In: New England Nanomanufacturing Summit 2010, June 22 - 24, 2010, Lowell, MA. (Unpublished)

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Much of the current research on engineered nanoscale materials (ENM) focuses on the toxicity or other properties of free, unbound particles. However, at various stages throughout the product life cycle, ENM are likely to be incorporated into a matrix, e.g. a sunscreen or a coating material, that will affect the toxicity, biological and environmental behavior. This presentation will describe a case study application of NANO LCRA, a screening framework for evaluating potential exposure and risk across the product life cycle, for an ENM under development intended for application in a coating material. The initial evaluation identified potential exposure pathways during the application, use, and disposal life cycle phases. Novel methods were developed to simulate exposure at these stages through handling and direct contact. Initial testing found that no nanoparticles were released to the ambient environment. The presentation will describe the methods and research findings. 

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
InterNano Taxonomy: Environment, Health, and Safety > Risk Assessment
Areas of Application > Materials and Chemical Industries and Green Manufacturing
Environment, Health, and Safety
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > Conferences and Workshops > New England Nanomanufacturing Summit 2010
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Depositing User: Robert Stevens
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2010 18:59
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2010 18:59

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