World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation logoWHO is looking at risk of chemicals to populations at a global level. For nanomaterials, WHO’s focus has been on the potential effects of nanomaterial exposure on workers.

The WHO is developing guidelines on ’Protecting Workers from Potential Risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials’. These guidelines aim to improve occupational health and the safety of workers potentially exposed to nanomaterials in a broad range of manufacturing and social environments.

The guidelines will incorporate elements of risk assessment and risk management and will provide recommendations to improve occupational safety and protect the health of workers using nanomaterials in all countries, but especially those in low and middle-income countries.