Engineered nanomaterials offer many potential benefits to society, but there are growing concerns about their possible impacts on health. To evaluate and minimize the risk of engineered nanomaterial exposure, I conduct field monitoring and laboratory experiments of dustiness tests as well as developing exposure assessment methods.
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risk assessment documents
Guide to measuring airborne carbon nanotubes in workplaces
Risk Assessments of Manufactured Nanomaterials
Emission and Exposure Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials