Resource Review: Laboratory Safety Manual – Chapter 18: Safe Use of Nanomaterials

Chapter 18 of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Laboratory Safety Manual focuses on the unique properties of nanomaterials, solid superatomic materials with at least one dimension in the range of one to 100 nanometers. Subsequent sections discuss the potential safety and health concerns from nanomaterials (based on cell culture and animal studies), the routes of exposure, and guidance on how to prevent exposures to nanomaterials.

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Resource Details

Vendor/Sponsor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Format

Online

Review Date

08/15/2018

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User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
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Contains accurate information
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Comments:

The following topical areas are included:

  • Size and types of nanomaterials
  • Uses of nanoparticles/nanomaterials
  • Potential health effects of nanomaterials
  • Potential safety hazards of nanomaterials
  • Protective measures
  • Waste Handling
  • Nanotechnology safety policy

 

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