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Supporting nanomaterial risk assessment by case studies of nano-titanium dioxide using comprehensive environmental assessment

Citation:

WANG, A., M. R. GWINN, J. A. Shatkin, W. J. CYBULSKI, AND JMICHAEL DAVIS. Supporting nanomaterial risk assessment by case studies of nano-titanium dioxide using comprehensive environmental assessment. Presented at Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 15 - 20, 2009.

Impact/Purpose:

While products containing engineered nanomaterials (NM) are already in use, quantitative assessment of NM risks is not yet feasible due to critical data gaps. Case studies of NM are being developed by EPA to identify gaps in information needed for risk assessment.

Description:

Here we describe a comprehensive environmental assessment (CEA) approach for two case studies of nano-titanium dioxide (nano-TiO2) in real world applications: water treatment and sunscreen. CEA combines a product life cycle framework with the risk assessment paradigm.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 03/16/2008
Record Last Revised: 03/18/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 200067

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

IMMEDIATE OFFICE