Nanotechnologies - Guidance on physico-chemical characterization of engineered nanoscale materials for toxicologic assessment

Nanotechnologies - Guidance on physico-chemical characterization of engineered nanoscale materials for toxicologic assessment

Standard Number FD ISO/TR 13014 2012
Organization French national organization for standardization France
Level National
Category Guide | Practice
Status
  • JAN 2012 Published
ABSTRACT
This document provides guidelines for the physico-chemical characterization of manufactured nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates larger than 100 nm (NOAA) subjected to toxicological testing. Given the diversity of seemingly similar compositions by which NOAAs can be produced, accurate physicochemical characterization is essential for the proper identification of test materials and for understanding the toxicological impact of nanomaterials. This document will be useful to anyone (toxicologist, ecotoxicologist, legislator, health and safety professional) interested in the evaluation and interpretation of the potential toxicological effects of manufactured NOAAs.