INRS 2016/2017 Brochure Includes Studies in Progress Concerning Manufactured Nanomaterials

On November 23, 2017, the French National Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases (INRS) published a report summarizing studies and research completed in 2016 and in progress in 2017.  According to the report, INRS action on manufactured nanomaterials has three objectives:  (1) making knowledge on hazards available to the working world; (2) designing tools for identifying, characterizing, and measuring occupational exposures; and (3) proposing risk prevention approaches and tools for firms and laboratories that produce or handle these materials.  In 2016, INRS completed a study entitled “Impact of sources and of the environment on confinement of nanoparticulate pollutants by collective protective equipment.”  The objective of the study was to develop the tools necessary for assessing the effectiveness of collective protection systems, based on ventilation, for protecting people from nanoparticle…

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