Print Email Facebook Twitter A structured observational method to assess dermal exposure to manufactured nanoparticles: DREAM as an initial assessment tool Title A structured observational method to assess dermal exposure to manufactured nanoparticles: DREAM as an initial assessment tool Author van Duuren-Stuurman, B. Pelzer, J. Moehlmann, C. Berges, M. Bard, D. Wake, D. Mark, D. Jankowska, E. Brouwer, D. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2010 Abstract Preliminary results of inventories of exposure scenarios for nanomaterials have indicated possible dermal exposure. Within the NANOSH project focused on occupational safety and health aspects of nanotechnology a shortened version of the observational DeRmal Exposure AssessMent (DREAM) method was used as an initial method to assess dermal exposure. A total of 45 tasks (such as bagging, dumping, and cleaning) involving different manufactured nanoparticles (MNPs) such as carbon nanotubes, fumed silica, and cerium oxide, were observed in industrial and research facilities. In 39 tasks potential dermal exposure (that is, exposure of the skin and clothing) was likely to occur. Exposure resulted from different routes, including direct contact with MNPs as well as the deposition or transfer of MNPs. The survey showed it is both feasible and useful to assess the potential dermal exposure using shortened DREAM questionnaires. Subject HealthBiomedical ResearchDermal exposureDeRmal Exposure AssessMent (DREAM)Manufactured nanoparticles (MNPs)Subjective assessment To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2c865496-c56d-44c6-a2ff-d73421cf3cda TNO identifier 425133 ISSN 1077-3525 Source International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 16 (4), 399-405 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.