Nanoparticles and Exposure: What Do We Need to Know?
This Masterclass will cover:
What is nanoscale?
Nano objects, Nanoparticles & Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials & Physicochemical characteristics
Potential benefits and risks/OH issues
The role of Nanotoxicology & Nanosafety
Potential Biokinetic pathways and toxic effects
Nanomaterials risk management steps
Developing Nanoparticles Hazard Profiles
Exposure Assessment Strategies
Control/ management options including safe design*
*Case study: Safe design will be explained using the method that we have implemented to improve NP ingredients for sunscreen applications in our Global Challenge research at UOW.
Dr Shahnaz Bakand | Senior Lecturer, Occupational Health and Safety | University of Wollongong
Dr Shahnaz Bakand is an Occupational Hygienist and Toxicologist and a Senior Lecturer of Occupational Health and Safety Program at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2006. Her PhD research was the development of in vitro toxicology methods for toxicity assessment of workplace air contaminants. Dr Bakand awarded an Australian Museum Eureka Prize (2006) for her research in inhalation toxicology. During her post-doctoral research fellowship at UNSW, she expanded her research into nanotoxicology investigating the potential toxicity of nanoparticles and risk assessment of inorganic UV materials and diesel exhaust emissions. She is now an internationally recognised expert in nanotoxicology and nanosafety, and her work has resulted in policy changes at an international level. She has collaborated with World Health Organisation for developing WHO Guidelines on Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials (WHO, 2017). She is currently contributing to a Global Challenge Research at UOW related to safety evaluation of New Generation Sunscreens optimized for Australian extreme exposure conditions, winning the 2020 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Interdisciplinary Research. Dr Bakand is a Member of Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment and she has published more than 30 peered reviewed journal articles, two books and four book chapters (h index 14). ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1560-0960
Friday 25 September 2020
12:00pm to 14:00pm AEST
AIOH Members : $20 + GST | Non-Members: $45 + GST
This is an online session with a link being provided 48 hours before event date.
0.1 CM point awarded for attendance
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