The OECD has released three reports on the hazard and risk assessment of nanomaterials. There is a focus on methodologies and models for assessing exposure to airborne emissions of engineered nanomaterials as well as nanomaterial life cycle assessments.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2015).

Harmonized tiered approach to measure and assess the potential exposure to airborne emissions of engineered nano-objects and their agglomerates and aggregates at workplaces. Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials No. 55.

http://www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/publicdisplaydocumentpdf/?cote=env/jm/mono(2015)19&doclanguage=en

Analysis of the survey on available methods and models for assessing exposure to manufactured nanomaterials. Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials No. 56. http://www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/publicdisplaydocumentpdf/?cote=env/jm/mono(2015)20&doclanguage=en

Guidance manual towards the integration of risk assessment into life cycle assessment of nano-enabled applications Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials No. 57. http://www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/publicdisplaydocumentpdf/?cote=env/jm/mono(2015)30&doclanguage=en

 

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