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Nanotechnology Safety-Related Links

DOE Nanotechnology Heath and Safety provides information the Industrial Hygiene/Occupational Safety Special Interest Group (IH/OS SIG) collects and distributes for workers at DOE sites.

DOE NSRC Approach to Nanomaterial ES&H. This document provides non-mandatory environmental safety and health guidance for the DOE’s Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRC).

National Nanotechnology Initiative provides information on nanotechnology including a link to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee document "Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials."

NIOSH Topic: Nanotechnology | CDC/NIOSH provides links to information on the occupational health and safety implications involved in nanotechnology work.

Progress Toward Safe Nanotechnology in the Workplace | CDC/NIOSH is a report on developments in nanotechnology workplace safety work conducted by the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center.

Nanotechnology | EPA NCER  highlights research in nanotechnology by the EPA National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) and provides useful links.

Nanotechnology Research by the EPA reports on research being conducted on nanotechnology and nanomaterials.  This includes research being conducted by the EPA and collaborative efforts.

EPA's Science Policy Council's Nanotechnology White Paper. The EPA’s Science Policy Council has issued this white paper (EPA/100/B-07/001, February 2007) to inform EPA management of the science issues and needs associated with nanotechnology, to support related EPA program office needs, and to communicate these nanotechnology science issues to stakeholders and the public.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Joint study Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering provides information on the UK’s efforts to assess new ethical, health and safety or social issues that are not covered by current regulation.

Nanoparticles: Health Effects—Pros and Cons. This report in Environmental Health Perspectives (Volume 114, Number 12, December, 2006) highlights the possible toxic human health effects that can result from exposure to ultrafine particles.

Managing the Effects of Nanotechnology | WWICS. This report from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars describes potential government actions for dealing with the adverse effects of nanotechnology and discusses what needs to be done to effectively manage nanotechnology.

Nanotechnologies – European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).  This website provides information on the information the ETUI is gathering on the use of nanomaterials and the potential impact of nanomaterials on worker health.

Expert Forecast on Emerging Chemical Risks Related to Occupational Safety and Health | European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. This report focuses on the risks posed by nano- and ultrafine particles.