Bulletin de nouvelles-AVICENN

AVICENN (Association de Veille et d’Information Civique sur les Enjeux des Nanosciences et des Nanotechnologies), est destinée à favoriser les échanges entre les citoyens au sujet des « nanos ». Son objectif est d’obtenir la transparence et la démocratisation des choix concernant la recherche, le développement, la commercialisation et l’utilisation des nanotechnologies et nanomatériaux.

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Assessing Nanoparticle Risks to Human Health, 1st Edition

By G  Ramachandran.  Imprint: William Andrew, 2011, 304 p.

The book will take a systematic look at nanoparticle risks within the paradigm of risk assessment, consider the limitations of this paradigm in dealing with the extreme uncertainties regarding many aspects of nanoparticle exposure…

Source: http://www.elsevier.com/books/assessing-nanoparticle-risks-to-human-health/unknown/978-1-4377-7863-2#

From Cradle-to-Grave at the Nanoscale: Expert Risk Perceptions, Decision-Analysis, and Life Cycle Regulation for Emerging Nanotechnologies

By Christian Earl Henry Beaudrie. Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the Faculty of graduate studies (resource management and environmental studies) the University of British Columbia canada. February 2013.

. This thesis investigates the challenges that nanotechnologies pose for risk regulation, and aims to inform [...]

Necessity and approach to integrated nanomaterial legislation and governance.

By L. Wang J, Gerlach JD, Savage N, Cobb GP.Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health,TexasTechUniversity,Lubbock,Texas. Jan 2013.

While we are taking advantage of nanomaterials (NMs) and nano-products, they may pose a risk to humans and the broader environment…

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23178764

Cytotoxicity tests of cellulose nanofibril-based structures

Alexandrescua, K. Syverudb, A. Gattic, G. Chinga-Carrascoba. Department of Chemical Engineering, NorwegianUniversityof Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Paper and Fibre Research Institute,March 2013

Cellulose nanofibrils based on wood pulp fibres are most promising for biomedical applications. Bacterial cellulose has been suggested for some medical applications and is presently used as wound dressing. However, [...]

Measuring Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment: A Consortium View of How to Address the Problem

By Raymond M. David. Environmental Engineering Science. March 2013, 30(3): 97-100

The reviews of the science that follow, initiated by the ICEMN organization and led by specific ICEMN members, are an approach to use. It is presented as a guide to regulatory scientists and others who are not engaged in direct research, but have a [...]

Investigating the emissions of nanomaterials from composites and other solid articles during machining processes

By Safe Work Australia.  Publication date : March, 18, 2013

The report finds that significant quantities of material, which can present health risk, are emitted from composites by high energy machining processes like cutting with an electric disc saw or band saw. If the composite contains a hazardous nanomaterial, the health risk from the [...]

Measuring Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment: A Consortium View of How to Address the Problem

By Raymond M. David. Ecology and Safety, NTU/R, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey.

Environmental Engineering  Science. Volume 30, Number 3, 2013 pp. 97-100

The Industry Consortium of Environmental Measurement of Nanomaterials (ICEMN) was formed to provide regulators ideas on how to develop methods and support these measurements. The reviews of the science that follow, initiated by the [...]

NIOSH Seeking Comments on Priorities for Nano Hazard Studies

March 2013

(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pioneered research on the toxicological properties and characteristics of nanoparticles.This research has involved characterizing occupationally relevant nanoparticles for predicting whether these particles pose a risk of adverse health effects and for providing guidance on controlling workplace exposure. .


Silver Nanoparticles May Adversely Affect Environment

By Richard Merritt. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering.  February 27, 2013 DURHAM, N.C. – In experiments reproducing the natural environment, Duke University researchers have demonstrated that silver nanoparticles, which are used in many consumer products, can have an adverse effect on plants and microorganisms. Source:http://www.pratt.duke.edu/news/silver-nanoparticles-may-adversely-affect-environment