publication . Article . 2010

Characteristics and classification of nanoparticles: expert Delphi survey.

Dietram A. Scheufele; Christopher L. Cummings; Jason Kalin; David M. Berube; Michael A. Cacciatore;
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  • Published: 30 Sep 2010 Journal: Nanotoxicology, volume 5, pages 236-243 (issn: 1743-5390, eissn: 1743-5404, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Research needs assessment regarding environmental health and safety (EHS) of nanoparticles is problematic. Generating benchmark data to assess research and policy initiatives seems daunting. This study's findings present more granular and qualitative assessments of expert preferences and concerns. This three-round Delphi study elicits expert estimations of problematic nanoparticle characteristics and classifications from a sample of nanoscience experts in chemistry, EHS policy, engineering, environmental toxicology, and human toxicology (n = 18). The Delphi method is a forecasting tool designed for expert evaluation of events under high degrees of uncertainty. R...
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free text keywords: Toxicology, Biomedical Engineering, Management science, Policy initiatives, Research needs, Benchmark data, Risk assessment, Expert evaluation, Delphi method, Delphi, computer.programming_language, computer, Computer science
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