nanoEHS Series: Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment Workshop Materials (2009)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Agendas and Presentations
Author: Various
Publication Date: Feb. 25 2009

Description:

This workshop was part of the nanoEHS workshop series. Below are the workshop agenda, materials, and presentations.

Sessions were co-sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee (NSET).  More than 165 scientists and other stakeholders from government, industry, labor and other segments participated. An additional 25 viewers joined from other locations through the Webcast plenary session. Workshop focused on research needed for characterizing exposures to nanomaterials among workers, other populations, and environments by measuring and modeling exposure levels, and by monitoring indicators of biological responses through the product life of a nanomaterial. The objectives of NIOSH, NSET, and other partners were to review the state-of-the-science, identify critical gaps, and inform further development and adaptation of the interagency research strategy as appropriate.


Nanotechnology Fact

Depending on the shape, the application, or the components, nanomaterials may be called by a variety of different names, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofilms, nanoshells, nanospheres, nanowires, nanoclays, nanoconcrete, nanopolymers, and much more. Other nanomaterials have distinct qualities that have led researchers to call them by other non-nano prefix names, such as quantum dots or graphene. Generally speaking, nanomaterials are objects with one or more dimension at the nanoscale. Efforts to standardize these words are currently underway, for example, by the International Organization for Standardization. For more information, visit the Standards page.

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