Chapter 5

Toxicological Issues to Consider When Evaluating the Safety of Consumer Products Containing Nanomaterials

Christie M. Sayes and Annette B. Santamaria

Nanotechnology is a means to develop and use materials, structures, devices, and systems that have novel properties and functions due to their small size. This technology represents the ability to manipulate and engineer materials in the nanometer range. Organizations, such as the American Society for Testing and Materials International, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the National Science Foundation International, have collaborated to develop standard terminology for nanotechnology as a term referring to a wide range of technologies ...

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