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Whitepaper: Part 4: Nanomaterials and REACH - What do I have to do differently? Exposure and Risk Assessment

Traditional models to predict exposure and risk are not usually appropriate for nanomaterials because kinetics rather than thermodynamics are the driving factors. In addition, different nanoforms may not only have different hazard characteristics but can also behave differently in the workplace or environment leading to different exposure impacts. These lead onto the possibility that different nanoforms will need have different risk assessments and hence need different risk management measures.