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Reported nanosafety practices in research laboratories worldwide

An online survey shows that most researchers do not use suitable personal and laboratory protection equipment when handling nanomaterials that could become airborne.

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Figure 1: Awareness of regulations concerning the handling of nanomaterials.
Figure 2: Will the nanomaterials become airborne at any stage of the synthesis?


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We acknowledge support from the Nanosost and Nanotrap projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), Spain. M.A. also acknowledges support from the Ramón y Cajal program.

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Balas, F., Arruebo, M., Urrutia, J. et al. Reported nanosafety practices in research laboratories worldwide. Nature Nanotech 5, 93–96 (2010).

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