Approaches to the safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in food.

@article{Cockburn2012ApproachesTT,
  title={Approaches to the safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in food.},
  author={Andrew Cockburn and Roberta Bradford and N. G. Buck and Anne Constable and Gareth Owain Edwards and Bernd Haber and Paul A Hepburn and John Howlett and Frans Kampers and Christoph Klein and Marek Radomski and Hermann Stamm and Susan WP Wijnhoven and Tanja Wildemann},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={2224-42}
}
A systematic, tiered approach to assess the safety of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in foods is presented. The ENM is first compared to its non-nano form counterpart to determine if ENM-specific assessment is required. Of highest concern from a toxicological perspective are ENMs which have potential for systemic translocation, are insoluble or only partially soluble over time or are particulate and bio-persistent. Where ENM-specific assessment is triggered, Tier 1 screening considers the… CONTINUE READING

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