Responding To NIOSH's Nanomaterial Exposure Limits

Law360, New York (May 24, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT) -- New exposure limits have been recommended for an odorless powder used in both fine and nanoscale forms in many commercial products ranging from paints and varnishes to cosmetics, plastics, paper and food.

Companies with fine and nanoscale titanium dioxide (TiO2) operations must consider the implications arising from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Heath’s (NIOSH) publication last month of occupational exposure limits for fine and ultrafine[1], or nanoscale, TiO2. The noncombustible, white, crystalline, solid, odorless powder is utilized in both fine and nanoscale forms. It...
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