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QEEN Workshop: Speaker Presentations Day One

Date Published


Day One: Quantifying Exposure Across the Life Cycle

Morning Plenary Moderator: Treye Thomas (CPSC)

Welcoming Remarks Treye Thomas Leader, Chemical Hazards Program (CPSC)
Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director, Nanotechnology  (OSTP)
George Borlase, Assistant Executive Director, Hazard Identification and Reduction  (CPSC)
Introduction: The application of exposure science to the consumer product life cycle Paul Westerhoff Arizona State University
Occupational Exposure: Review of the state of the science Chuck Geraci NIOSH
Consumer Exposure: Health risk driven exposure assessment for consumers during the life cycle of nanomaterial-containing products Jim Zhang Duke University
Ecological Exposure: Review of the state of the science Bernd Nowack Empa


Concurrent Sessions

Worker Exposure Studies

Co-Chairs: Kevin Dunn (NIOSH) and Bruce Lippy (CPWR)

Do studies of release from manufactured nanocomposites inform potential for worker exposure? S. Froggett—Froggett & Associates
Exposures to nanoparticles and fibers during manufacturing, recycling, and post-processing of carbon nanotube-reinforced composites D. Bello—UMass Lowell
Carbon nanotube exposure assessment: An evaluation of workplace exposures in the U.S. M. Dahm—NIOSH
Development of a nanoparticle sampler for particle speciation using electron microscopy G. Casuccio—RJ Lee Group, Inc.


Consumer Exposure Studies I: General Products


Co-Chairs: Marina Vance (VTech) and Keana Scott (NIST)

Environmentally relevant exposures to nanomaterials in consumer products J. Shatkin—Vireo Advisors, LLC
Potential inhalation exposures for nanoparticles due to the use of consumer products G. Mainelis—Rutgers University
Quantifying the release of silver from nanotechnology-based consumer products for children M. Vance1*, N. Tulve2, R. Willis2, K. Rogers2, T. Thomas3, L. Marr11Virginia Tech, 2EPA, 3CPSC
Characterization of mechanical and UV-induced nanoparticle release from commercial products L-P Sung1, K. Scott1, and T. Thomas21NIST, 2CPSC


Consumer Exposure Studies II: Food, Food Contact and Personal Care Products


Co-Chairs: Timothy Duncan and Margaret Kraeling (FDA)

Challenges in the characterization of nanomaterials relevant to cosmetics and personal care products J. Ansell—Personal Care Products Council
Using dietary intake modeling to project human intake of nanomaterials present in agricultural foods and commercial products S. Ebbs—Southern Illinois University
Studies on the potential of nanoparticles to migrate from polymer nanocomposites for food packaging R. Franz—Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering & Packaging IVV
Nanomaterial cosmetic research at the Food and Drug Administration L. Katz FDA


Ecological and General Population Exposure Studies


Co-Chairs: Elijah Petersen (NIST) and Jeff Steevens (USACE)

Quantification of carbon nano materials in complex matrices P. Westerhoff1*, K. Doudrick2, P. Herckes1, and T. Nosaka11Arizona State University, 2University of Notre Dame
A liquid nebulization / differential mobility analysis (LN/DMA) method for valid sizing and quantification of engineered nanoparticles in environmentally-relevant water matrices B. Mader*, M. Ellefson, and S. Wolf—3M Environmental Laboratory
An exploration of some capabilities and limitations of single particle ICP-MS K. Murphy* and A. Montoro Bustos—NIST
Accumulation and trophic transfer of engineered nanomaterials by plants J. White—CT Agricultural Experiment Station


Roundtable—Exposure Science in the 21st Century:

How its principles can transform safe and sustainable innovation and development of nanomaterial products


Moderator: Treye Thomas (CPSC)


Afternoon Plenary Moderator: Janet Carter (OSHA)

Concurrent Sessions Roundtable: Comparison of exposure assessment in different receptor populations Moderator: Janet Carter (OSHA)
U.S.-EU Collaboration on Exposure: The Exposure Through Product Life CoR Martie van Tongeren Institute of Occupational Medicine & Rick Canady NeutralScience L3C


Day Two: Quantifying Exposure in Various Media and Pathways

Morning Plenary Moderator: Debbie Kaiser (NIST)

QEEN New Investigator Award Announcement Treye Thomas (CPSC); Mike Meador (NNCO)
Introduction: Measuring and modeling exposures to nanomaterials in complex systems Greg Lowry Carnegie Mellon University
Airborne Exposure: Linking life cycle specific exposures to biological impact of nanomaterials Phil Demokritou Harvard School of Public Health
Waterborne Exposure: Environmental multimedia distribution of nanomaterials Yoram Cohen UCLA CEIN
Exposure in Biological Systems:  Review of the state of the science Christie Sayes Baylor University


Concurrent Sessions

Exposure Studies in Gaseous Media

Co-Chairs: Vincent Castranova (West Virginia Univeristy) and Gedi Mainelis (Rutgers)

Strategies for Measuring Airborne Nanomaterials J. Thornburg—RTI International
Physico-chemical and toxicological characterization of engineered nanoparticles emitted from laser printers: A case study of consumer exposures across life cycle of nano-enabled products P. Demokritou—Harvard University School of Public Health
Microvascular outcomes of engineered nanomaterial inhalation P. Stapleton—West Virginia University
Characterization of an aerosol generated during application of a nano-TiO2 enabled antimicrobial spray product to a surface: Pulmonary and cardiovascular response to inhalation exposure in rats V. Castranova1*, W. McKinney2, B. Chen2, D. Frazer2, D. Schwegler-Berry2, T. Sager2, J. Reynolds2, K. Krajnak2, R. Mercer2, and T. Thomas31West Virginia University, 2NIOSH, 3CPSC


Exposure Studies in Aqueous Media


Co-Chairs: Jeff Steevens (USACE) and Richard Zepp (EPA)

Simulating the fate and transport of nanomaterials in surface waters C. Knightes—EPA
Understanding and quantifying nanomaterial exposure and dosimetry in aquatic hazard testing - The link between hazard, exposure, and risk assessment S. Diamond1*, A. Kennedy21NanoSafe, 2USACE
Assessing nanoparticle migration from commercial food contact materials into aqueous food simulants G. Noonan1*, S. Addo Ntim1, T. Thomas21FDA, 2CPSC
Detection and release of carbon nanotubes from polymer nanocomposites D. H. Fairbrother1*, R. Lakone1, D. Goodwin1, R. Reed2, J. Wang2, A. Barber2, J. Ranville21Johns Hopkins, 2Colorado School of Mines


Exposure Studies in Biological/Tissue/Serum


Co-Chairs: Will Boyes (EPA) and Elijah Petersen (NIST)

Assessment of the bioaccessibility of micronized copper wood in synthetic stomach fluid K. Rogers1*, L. Santiago-Rodríguez2, J. Griggs1, K. Bradham1, C. Nelson1, T. Luxton11EPA, 2Formerly EPA
Using single particle ICP-MS as a tool for understanding metallonanoparticles transformation during nanotoxicity assays M. Johnson*, S. Hanna, E. Petersen, J. Elliott, B. Nelson, and L. Yu—NIST
Measuring exposure levels of drug products containing nanomaterials K. Tyner—FDA
Determination of the fate of inhaled nanoparticles R. Mercer—NIOSH


Epidemiology: The Exposure-Health Interface


Co-Chairs: Mary Schubauer-Berigan (NIOSH) and Sara Brenner (SUNY Albany CNSE)

Epidemiologic studies of U.S. workers handling carbon nanotubes: The interface between exposure and health M. Schubauer-Berigan—NIOSH
Field-based exposure assessment: Tailoring your approach to maximize and obtain key data for each worker S. Brenner—SUNY Albany CNSE
Nanodermatology: Identifying promise and assessing risk A. Friedman—Einstein College of Medicine, GWU


New Investigator Interviews:

Featuring the QEEN New Investigator Award winner


Moderator: Chuck Geraci  (NIOSH)


Afternoon Plenary Moderator: Cathy Fehrenbacher (EPA)

Concurrent Sessions Roundtable: Comparison of exposure assessment in various media and bridging exposure science with toxicology Moderator: Cathy Fehrenbacher (EPA)
Concluding Remarks Lloyd Whitman (OSTP) & Treye Thomas (CPSC)