Study to Examine the Health Effects of Exposure to Nanomaterials

As the expansion of the use of nanomaterials in industry continues, so does the increasing need to study the potential health effects that are associated with exposure. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is offering a grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund $5 million per year for […]

NIOSH Publication for Surveillance and Screening of Workers Exposed to Nanoparticles

Full copy of the publication can be found HERE

“Concerns have been raised about whether workers exposed to engineered nanoparticles are at increased risk of adverse health effects. The current body of evidence about the possible health risks of occupational exposure to engineered nanoparticles is quite small. While there is increasing evidence to indicate that […]

NIOSH Publishes Document on Safe Approaches for Nanotechnology


“This document reviews what is currently known about nanoparticle toxicity, process emissions and exposure assessment, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment. This updated version of the document incorporates some of the latest results of NIOSH research, but it is only a starting point. The document serves a dual purpose: it is a summary […]