A framework for assessing the potential health effects from inhaling or otherwise being exposed to nanoparticles will be released in Washington October 24.
The framework--prepared by the Nanomaterial Toxicity Screening Working Group of the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation/Risk Science Institute (ILSI RF/RSI)--outlines methods for testing for possible toxicity caused by nanomaterials, which are particles measuring 100 nanometers or less. (a nanometer is a billionth of a meter.).
While nanoparticles present potential health risks to the general public wearing pants or other products containing nanoparticles, the more likely health risk will be to factory workers who … Read more