Workplace exposure -- Assessment of dermal exposure to nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA)

Workplace exposure -- Assessment of dermal exposure to nano-objects and their aggregates and agglomerates (NOAA)

Standard Number ISO/TS 21623:2017
Organization International Organization for Standardization World
Level International
Category Management System
Status
  • NOV 2017 Published
ABSTRACT
ISO/TS 21623:2017 describes a systematic approach to assess potential occupational risks related to nano-objects and their agglomerates and aggregates (NOAA) arising from the production and use of nanomaterials and/or nano-enabled products. This approach provides guidance to identify exposure routes, exposed body parts and potential consequences of exposure with respect to skin uptake, local effects and inadvertent ingestion. ISO/TS 21623:2017 also considers occupational use of products containing NOAA by professionals, e.g. beauticians applying personal care products, cosmetics or pharmaceuticals, but does not apply to deliberate or prescribed exposure to these products by consumers. ISO/TS 21623:2017 is aimed at occupational hygienists, researchers and other safety professionals to assist recognition of potential dermal exposure and its potential consequences.