Nano Risk Analysis: Advancing the Science for Nanomaterials Risk Management

Jo Anne Shatkin, Linda Carolyn Abbott, Ann E. Bradley, Richard Alan Canady, Tee Guidotti, Kristen M. Kulinowski, Ragnar E. Löfstedt, Garrick Louis, Margaret MacDonell, Andrew D. Maynard

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Abstract

Scientists, activists, industry, and governments have raised concerns about health and environmental risks of nanoscale materials. The Society for Risk Analysis convened experts in September 2008 in Washington, DC to deliberate on issues relating to the unique attributes of nanoscale materials that raise novel concerns about health risks. This article reports on the overall themes and findings of the workshop, uncovering the underlying issues for each of these topics that become recurring themes. The attributes of nanoscale particles and other nanomaterials that present novel issues for risk analysis are evaluated in a risk analysis framework, identifying challenges and opportunities for risk analysts and others seeking to assess and manage the risks from emerging nanoscale materials and nanotechnologies. Workshop deliberations and recommendations for advancing the risk analysis and management of nanotechnologies are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1680-1687
Number of pages8
JournalRisk Analysis
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Expert workshop
  • Nanotechnology
  • Risk analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Physiology (medical)

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    Shatkin, J. A., Abbott, L. C., Bradley, A. E., Canady, R. A., Guidotti, T., Kulinowski, K. M., Löfstedt, R. E., Louis, G., MacDonell, M., & Maynard, A. D. (2010). Nano Risk Analysis: Advancing the Science for Nanomaterials Risk Management. Risk Analysis, 30(11), 1680-1687. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01493.x