Exposure Registries: Overview and Utility for NanoMaterial Workers


Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine:
June 2011 - Volume 53 - Issue - p S42–S47
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31821aebed





Objective: This article provides the background for consideration of exposure registries to address potential disease risks in nanomaterial workers.

Methods: The history of exposure registries is reviewed with a focus on their purpose and criteria for establishment.

Results: A rationale is presented for developing registries of nanomaterial workers, and unresolved obstacles and challenges are identified. These include issues on inclusion criteria, funding, potential for legal risks, access to data, confidentiality of business information, privacy, and workers' expectations.

Conclusion: If society is to gain the benefits from nanotechnology, it must take precautions and demonstrate care for those, such as workers, who may be most at risk of adverse effects. Establishing exposure registries is a part of such a precautionary and caring approach.




Werken met synthetische nanodeeltjes: blootstellingsregistratie en gezondheidsbewakingt


De Gezondheidsraad heeft een conceptrapport openbaar gemaakt waarin een commissie van de raad adviseert over het inzetten van een blootstellingsregistratie en een systeem van gezondheidsbewaking bij het werken met synthetische nanodeeltjes. > >

Commentaar zal worden ontvangen en beoordeeld door de Commissie Omgaan met Nanodeeltjes tot en met 10 augustus 2012:



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