Titanium dioxide nanoparticles: exposure limits to avoid occupational cancers
With 17,000 tons produced or imported each year in France (according to industry declarations), titanium dioxide in nanoparticulate form is one of the most widely used nanomaterials in various industrial sectors: paints, glass, cosmetics, plastics, textiles, etc.
Many workers are therefore exposed to it, with a risk of pulmonary inflammation that can lead to the development of cancers.
The French National Agency for Health Safety (Anses) publishes today its recommendations for occupational exposure limit values (OELV ) to reinforce risk prevention for workers exposed to TiO2 nanoparticles by inhalation: OELV-8h of 0.80 µg/m3 and an estimated STELV-15 min of 4 µg/m3.
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Upcoming Nano Agenda
- Technical day “What recognition of available methods and laboratories to produce the required data?”
- Organizers: LNE
- Speakers from the following institutions: OECD, ECHA, BAuA, government agencies, industry, LNE
- Website: www.lne.fr/fr/evenements/journee-technique-nanomateriaux-reach
- This module is part of the training program “Interactions between toxic chemicals and the human organism”, open to anyone with a basic scientific education (bachelor’s degree or professional experience).
- Organizers: Association Toxicologie Chimie(ATC)
- Speaker : Nicole PROUST, Research Engineer, CNRS Honorary Research Director, Specialist in Nanotechnologies, Arsenic, Electromagnetic Waves, Palaiseau, France
- Website: www.atctoxicologie.fr/notre-formation.html
- Training intended for occupational physicians, occupational risk prevention specialists (IPRP), company prevention specialists, prevention department staff from Carsat, Cramif and CGSS, institutional prevention specialists (Dreets, Dreal, MSA…).
- Organizer: French National institute of research and security (INRS)
- October 7 to 11, 2024
- Website: www.inrs.fr/…/formation/…stages…JA1030_2024