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J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Jun;53(6 Suppl):S3-7. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31821b1b28.

Nanomaterials and worker health: medical surveillance, exposure registries, and epidemiologic research.

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  • 1National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA. PSchulte@cdc.gov

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This article provides an overview of the issues that arise with medical surveillance, exposure registration, and epidemiologic research involving nanomaterial workers.

METHODS:

An occupational health perspective is applied to detecting risks in nanomaterial workers individually and as a group.

RESULTS:

General principles for medical surveillance, exposure registration, and epidemiologic research are identified. A model Nanomaterial Worker Health Study is for consideration.

CONCLUSIONS:

The Nanomaterial Worker Health Study can be developed as a tangible action in assuring the public that steps are being taken to learn of any adverse effects from exposure to nanomaterials.

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21654413
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