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Title: A definition and categorization system for advanced materials : the foundation for risk-informed environmental health and safety testing
Authors: Kennedy, Alan James, 1976-
Brame, Jonathon A.
Rycroft, Taylor E.
Wood, Matthew D.
Zemba, Valerie.
Weiss, Charles Arthur, 1961-
Hull, Matthew.
Hill, Cary.
Geraci, Charles L.
Linkov, Igor.
Keywords: Advanced materials
Definition and categorization
Environmental safety and occupational health
Risk prioritization
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC MP-21-12
Is Version Of: Kennedy, Alan, Jonathon Brame, Taylor Rycroft, Matthew Wood, Valerie Zemba, Charles Weiss Jr, Matthew Hull, Cary Hill, Charles Geraci, and Igor Linkov. "A Definition and Categorization System for Advanced Materials: The Foundation for Risk‐Informed Environmental Health and Safety Testing." Risk Analysis 39, no. 8 (2019): 1783-1795.
Abstract: Novel materials with unique or enhanced properties relative to conventional materials are being developed at an increasing rate. These materials are often referred to as advanced materials (AdMs) and they enable technological innovations that can benefit society. Despite their benefits, however, the unique characteristics of many AdMs, including many nanomaterials, are poorly understood and may pose environmental safety and occupational health (ESOH) risks that are not readily determined by traditional risk assessment methods. To assess these risks while keeping up with the pace of development, technology developers and risk assessors frequently employ risk-screening methods that depend on a clear definition for the materials that are to be assessed (e.g., engineered nanomaterial) as well as a method for binning materials into categories for ESOH risk prioritization. In this study, we aim to establish a practitioner-driven definition for AdMs and a practitioner-validated framework for categorizing AdMs into conceptual groupings based on material characteristics. The definition and categorization framework established here serve as a first step in determining if and when there is a need for specific ESOH and regulatory screening for an AdM as well as the type and extent of risk-related information that should be collected or generated for AdMs and AdM-enabled technologies.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: ERDC MP-21-12
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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