Environmental risk analysis for nanomaterials: Review and evaluation of frameworks

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Environmental risk analysis for nanomaterials: Review and evaluation of frameworks. / Grieger, Khara Deanne; Linkov, Igor; Hansen, Steffen Foss; Baun, Anders.

In: Nanotoxicology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012, p. 196-212.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Grieger, Khara Deanne; Linkov, Igor; Hansen, Steffen Foss; Baun, Anders / Environmental risk analysis for nanomaterials: Review and evaluation of frameworks.

In: Nanotoxicology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2012, p. 196-212.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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title = "Environmental risk analysis for nanomaterials: Review and evaluation of frameworks",
keywords = "Nanomaterials, Risk analysis, Environmental risk assessment",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
author = "Grieger, {Khara Deanne} and Igor Linkov and Hansen, {Steffen Foss} and Anders Baun",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.3109/17435390.2011.569095",
volume = "6",
number = "2",
pages = "196--212",
journal = "Nanotoxicology",
issn = "1743-5390",

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T1 - Environmental risk analysis for nanomaterials: Review and evaluation of frameworks

A1 - Grieger,Khara Deanne

A1 - Linkov,Igor

A1 - Hansen,Steffen Foss

A1 - Baun,Anders

AU - Grieger,Khara Deanne

AU - Linkov,Igor

AU - Hansen,Steffen Foss

AU - Baun,Anders

PB - Informa Healthcare

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - In response to the challenges of conducting traditional human health and ecological risk assessment for nanomaterials (NM), a number of alternative frameworks have been proposed for NM risk analysis. This paper evaluates various risk analysis frameworks proposed for NM based on a number of criteria. Among other results, most frameworks were found to be flexible for multiple NM, suitable for multiple decision contexts, included life cycle perspectives and precautionary aspects, transparent and able to include qualitative and quantitative data. Nevertheless, most frameworks were primarily applicable to occupational settings with minor environmental considerations, and most have not been thoroughly tested on a wide range of NM. Care should also be taken when selecting the most appropriate risk analysis strategy for a given risk context. Given this, we recommend a multi-faceted approach to assess the environmental risks of NM as well as increased applications and testing of the proposed frameworks for different NM.

AB - In response to the challenges of conducting traditional human health and ecological risk assessment for nanomaterials (NM), a number of alternative frameworks have been proposed for NM risk analysis. This paper evaluates various risk analysis frameworks proposed for NM based on a number of criteria. Among other results, most frameworks were found to be flexible for multiple NM, suitable for multiple decision contexts, included life cycle perspectives and precautionary aspects, transparent and able to include qualitative and quantitative data. Nevertheless, most frameworks were primarily applicable to occupational settings with minor environmental considerations, and most have not been thoroughly tested on a wide range of NM. Care should also be taken when selecting the most appropriate risk analysis strategy for a given risk context. Given this, we recommend a multi-faceted approach to assess the environmental risks of NM as well as increased applications and testing of the proposed frameworks for different NM.

KW - Nanomaterials

KW - Risk analysis

KW - Environmental risk assessment

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DO - 10.3109/17435390.2011.569095

JO - Nanotoxicology

JF - Nanotoxicology

SN - 1743-5390

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VL - 6

SP - 196

EP - 212

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