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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 931405, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/931405
Research Article

Exposure Assessment Based Recommendations to Improve Nanosafety at Nanoliposome Production Sites

1Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS), Verneuil en Halatte, France
2Génie des Procédés Industriels, Sorbonne Universités, Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), Compiègne, France
3Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), Department of Biology, University of Minho, Campus of Gualtar, Braga, Portugal
4Centre of Biological Engineering (CEB), University of Minho, Campus of Gualtar, Braga, Portugal

Received 1 July 2015; Revised 14 September 2015; Accepted 20 September 2015

Academic Editor: Enrico Bergamaschi

Copyright © 2015 Christophe Bressot et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The NANOFOL concept aims at creating nanodevices containing a drug for inflammatory disorder treatment. This paper provides recommendations for nanosafety based on a measurement campaign which aimed at identifying exposure risks with respect to two specific phases of the product’s lifecycle, that is, production of the device and its waste management. The nanoparticle’s presence both in air and in liquid phase was studied. While no emissions were detected during the production period, many recommendations have been made, particularly regarding the nanowaste treatment, based on nanosafety guidelines.