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Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31821b1b28
Background: Original Article

Nanomaterials and Worker Health: Medical Surveillance, Exposure Registries, and Epidemiologic Research

Schulte, Paul A. PhD; Trout, Douglas B. MD

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Abstract

Objective: This article provides an overview of the issues that arise with medical surveillance, exposure registration, and epidemiologic research involving nanomaterial workers.

Methods: An occupational health perspective is applied to detecting risks in nanomaterial workers individually and as a group.

Results: General principles for medical surveillance, exposure registration, and epidemiologic research are identified. A model Nanomaterial Worker Health Study is for consideration.

Conclusions: The Nanomaterial Worker Health Study can be developed as a tangible action in assuring the public that steps are being taken to learn of any adverse effects from exposure to nanomaterials.

©2011The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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