Nanomaterial categorization for assessing risk potential to facilitate regulatory decision-making.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

For nanotechnology to meet its potential as a game-changing and sustainable technology, it is important to ensure that the engineered nanomaterials and nanoenabled products that gain entry to the marketplace are safe and effective. Tools and methods are needed for regulatory purposes to allow rapid material categorization according to human health and environmental risk potential, so that materials of high concern can be targeted for additional scrutiny, while material categories that pose the least risk can receive expedited review. Using carbon nanotubes as an example, we discuss how data from alternative testing strategies can be used to facilitate engineered nanomaterial categorization according to risk potential and how such an approach could facilitate regulatory decision-making in the future.

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Cited Authors

  • Godwin, H; Nameth, C; Avery, D; Bergeson, LL; Bernard, D; Beryt, E; Boyes, W; Brown, S; Clippinger, AJ; Cohen, Y; Doa, M; Hendren, CO; Holden, P; Houck, K; Kane, AB; Klaessig, F; Kodas, T; Landsiedel, R; Lynch, I; Malloy, T; Miller, MB; Muller, J; Oberdorster, G; Petersen, EJ; Pleus, RC; Sayre, P; Stone, V; Sullivan, KM; Tentschert, J; Wallis, P; Nel, AE

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 3409 - 3417

PubMed ID

  • 25791861

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1936-086X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1936-0851

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/acsnano.5b00941


  • eng