Key publication resources for nanomaterial safety.
Reviews and position papers
- Two major reviews for Safe Work Australia have been published:
- "Engineered nanomaterials: Investigating substitution and modification options to reduce potential hazards" (Jackson N., Tepe S. and Wright P.; RMIT University). Safe Work Australia, Commonwealth of Australia publication. Online publication date: 1 Aug. 2010. ISBN 978-0-642-33100-7. 81 pages.
- "Engineered nanomaterials: Evidence of the effectiveness of workplace controls to prevent exposure" (Jackson N., Lopata A., Elms T. and Wright P.; RMIT University). Safe Work Australia, Commonwealth of Australia publication. Online publication date: 4 November 2009. ISBN: 978-0-642-32884-7. 82 pages.
- Reports by other NanoSafe Australia members on carbon nanotubes and photocopier emissions are also available at Safe Work Australia's Nanotechnology Publications webpage.
- Our original NanoSafe Australia position paper – "Current OHS best practices for the Australian Nanotechnology Industry" (PDF 291KB 18p). A modified version of this position report has also been published as: Harford A., Edwards J., Priestly B. and Wright P. (2007) "Current OHS best practices for the Australian Nanotechnology industry." Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 23(4):315-331. ISSN 0815-6409.
- Asia Nano Safe research network’s recent special nanosafety edition of the Asia Nano Forum newsletter (March 2014).
- NanoSafe Newsletter 1 (PDF 81KB 4p) (August 2006)
- NanoSafe Newsletter 2 (PDF 148KB 6p) (March 2007)
Podcasts and science media reports
- See the recent RMIT Talking Health podcast on nanosafety research by Paul Wright, the Nanosafe Australia co-ordinator.
- Media interest in our research using the Australian Synchrotron to investigate the safety of nanomaterials and nanosunscreens has included coverage by the ABC TV science show “Catalyst“ in the story titled "Sun Damage" (screened on 13/09/12 and 08/11/13).
- See the invited opinion piece for COSMOS magazine (Sept. 12, 2011), "Warning: contains nanotech" – an evidence-based discussion of nanosunscreen-related issues.