Special Issue "Engineered Nanomaterials Exposure and Risk Assessment: Occupational Health and Safety"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Antti Joonas Koivisto
Guest Editor
University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), Helsinki, Finland; Air Pollution Management, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: Source specific exposure and risk assessment; Process emissions; Nanoparticle measurements; Exposure modeling; Nanosafety; Occupational health and safety; Emission controls; Risk management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The titled Special Issue aims to cover all main steps in nanomaterial safety assessment as shown in the Figure. This include aerosol measurements, particle characterization, pollution mass flow analysis, exposure and dose assessment in biologically relevant metrics, and hazard assessment of released particles.

Occupational safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials requires proper knowledge of the exposure scenarios, process emissions, and emitted particles biological responses. Currently, there is plenty of exposure measurement data available that is applicable for personal exposure level assessment for the specific scenario. However, process specific emissions and exposure levels of nanomaterials are still rarely reported. Those are essential for process emission characterization, exposure model parameterization, performance testing and calibration, development of default exposure scenarios, and for better understanding of risk management measures. Majority of occupational exposure studies consider formulation of pristine nanomaterial in matrix because of highest exposure potential. However, exposure scenarios through nano-product life cycle needs to be considered. In post-processing, hazard assessment become more complex because pristine nanomaterials are usually embedded in released substrate fragments that alerts the toxicological responses. We warmly welcome high-quality nanosafety studies addressing risk management based on source specific exposure levels and well justified hazard responses.


Dr. Antti Joonas Koivisto
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Nanomaterial
  • Nanoparticle measurements
  • Exposure assessment by modelings and measurements
  • Particle characterization
  • Inhalation toxicology
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Exposure model development

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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