Current View: All References For Nanoscale Carbon; (sorted by publication year - descending)
This page provides access to references cited in the document, “Comprehensive Environmental Assessment Applied to Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Flame-Retardant Coatings in Upholstery Textiles: A Case Study Presenting Priority Research Gaps for Future Risk Assessments (Final Report)”.
This nanomaterial case study on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), like previous documents on nano-titanium dioxide in drinking water disinfectant and sunscreen and nano-silver in disinfectant spray uses the Comprehensive Environmental Assessment (CEA) approach. These documents are responsive to the 2007 EPA Nanotechnology White Paper, which recommended that the Agency develop case studies to identify unique risk assessment considerations and research needed to support risk assessment efforts for nanomaterials.
Previously, the external review draft (ERD) of the MWCNT case study provided a starting point for a group of experts representing diverse technical (e.g., toxicology, ecology, material science) and sector (e.g., industry, government, academia) perspectives to identify and prioritize MWCNT research gaps that could support future assessments and subsequent risk management decisions for MWCNTs in flame-retardant coatings applied to upholstery textiles. EPA then revised the ERD of the case study to create a letter Peer Review Draft (PRD). Specifically, EPA streamlined the ERD to clearly reflect the identified research priorities as well as input from public comments and expert stakeholders. Five experts reviewed the PRD document in an independent letter peer review. EPA used input from the letter peer review to help ensure that the identified research priorities are clearly presented and the final document supports research planning throughout the scientific community that can inform future risk assessments and subsequent risk management decisions for MWCNTs.