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HENVINET. Evaluation questionnaire – causal chain for nanoparticles.

Rahman, Q.; Smita, S.; Gupta S.K. Ed. by Yang, A.; Bartonova, A.

Publication details

Series: NILU TR 13/2010

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-82-425-2310-5

File: TR 13/2010 (pdf, 1.44 MB)

Summary: The HENVINET consortium has developed a questionnaire to identify knowledge gaps in the state of the art in scientific knowledge. Literature reviews covered all elements that compose the causal chain of the different environmental health issues from emissions to exposures, to effects and to health impacts. Ultimately, the aim is to discuss the implications of these for policy and research. In this evaluation we focus on effect of nanoparticles on various environmental processes and their impact on human health. The questionnaire consists of two separate parts. In Part A, you will be asked to comment on the completeness and structure of a diagram illustrating our current understanding of the cause-effect relationship of intentional and unintentional nanoparticles on environment and their subsequent impact on human health. In Part B, you will be asked to express your level of confidence in scientists' ability to predict the magnitude of a disease burden that is expected to occeur as a result of release of nanoparticles in the environment.