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Labor Law Protections for Workers treating Nanomaterials and Viable Legal Measures for the Next Stage

  • DONG-A LAW REVIEW
  • 2011, (50), pp.517-546
  • Publisher : The Institute for Legal Studies Dong-A University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

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1한남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Nanomaterials' novel properties pose potentially significant health and environmental risks several studies point. Nanoparticles can enter the human body through skin absorption, ingestion or inhalation, because of the small size, once they enter the body they can be carried past the blood-brain barrier into brain cells and can pass through lung an liver tissue, and cause oxidative stress and localized immune lesions, and may lead to other tissue and cellular damage, and are also linked to dangerous air, soil and water pollutants. Views in the current debate over nanotechnology regulation range from halting all research and development to allowing virtually unregulated innovation, this article treats viable legal measures for the next stage in order to protect workers treating nanomaterials. Current regulatory and remedial methods in the field of labor law, especially in the system of Occupational Safety & Health and Workers' compensation, in my humble opinion, are not sufficient and appropriate to prevent the second asbestos nightmare. In this situation, this article deals with several problems of the legal system and proffers the legislative improvement related in order to provide better protections for workers treating hazardous nanomaterials.

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