NIA Member BASF recently contributed to a book presenting ‘the state-of-the-art in nanosafety research from a lifecycle perspective’. Entitled Safety of Nanomaterials along Their Lifecycle: Release, Exposure, and Human Hazards, the book is aimed at ‘professionals in product development, industrial design, regulatory agencies, and materials scientists and engineers involved in the safety of nanomaterials’.
The book is divided into four parts: ‘characterization, hazard, release and exposure, and real-life case studies’. In order to ‘improve coherence throughout the book, various chapters review the same suite of well-characterized, judiciously chosen, and identical industrial nanomaterials’.
This book is considered to have been released at an opportune time: the authors state that, ‘although major knowledge gaps still exist, solid data are now available to identify scenarios of critical risk as well as those of safe nanomaterial use for our benefit’.
Follow this link to learn more and purchase the book.