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Nanotechnology Could Provide Important Societal and Economic Benefits, Says Study

Nanotechnology Could Provide Important Societal and Economic Benefits, Says Study

Considered by some to be the next frontier of global economic development, nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize industries like healthcare, information technology and energy systems. However, the promise of nanotechnology is tethered to unique environmental, health and safety (EH&S) issues that are not yet fully understood. [More]
CNSE-NIOSH Partnership for Occupational Safety and Health Research Related to Nanoelectronics

CNSE-NIOSH Partnership for Occupational Safety and Health Research Related to Nanoelectronics

As an embodiment of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s public-private partnership model for innovation and economic development, the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) today announced a continued and expanded collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which will further expand the CNSE-NIOSH Partnership to Advance Research and Guidance for Occupational Safety and Health in Nanoelectronics. [More]
New OECD Report on Nanotechnology and Tyres

New OECD Report on Nanotechnology and Tyres

The use of new nanomaterials in tyre production could help foster the sustainability of the tyre industry and reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, if the potential environmental, health and safety risks of the technology are managed carefully, according to the new OECD report Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport. [More]
Progress Review on Implementation of National Nanotechnology Initiative Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy Released

Progress Review on Implementation of National Nanotechnology Initiative Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy Released

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) released today a Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, a document that demonstrates the wide range of research activities, accomplishments, and collaborations of Federal agencies working toward the responsible development of nanotechnology. [More]
SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT Partners with NIOSH to Evaluate Best Practices for Safe Working Environments in the Nanotechnology Industry

SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT Partners with NIOSH to Evaluate Best Practices for Safe Working Environments in the Nanotechnology Industry

The newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) / SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) institution announced today that in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), its cutting-edge nanomaterials-based environmental health and safety (EHS) research has contributed to the recently released NIOSH report, “The State of the National Initiative on Prevention Through Design.” [More]
EU NanoSafety Cluster WG4 Offers Online NanoSafety Database Survey

EU NanoSafety Cluster WG4 Offers Online NanoSafety Database Survey

The EU NanoSafety Cluster WG4 (Database) announces immediate availability of an online NanoSafety Database Survey https://tinyurl.com/wg4dbSurvey [More]
Regulators Not Adequately Prepared to Manage Risks Posed by Nanotechnology

Regulators Not Adequately Prepared to Manage Risks Posed by Nanotechnology

Three stakeholder groups agree that regulators are not adequately prepared to manage the risks posed by nanotechnology, according to a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One. In a survey of nano-scientists and engineers, nano-environmental health and safety scientists, and regulators, researchers at the UCSB Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) and at the University of British Columbia found that those who perceive the risks posed by nanotechnology as "novel" are more likely to believe that regulators are unprepared. [More]

Malvern Instruments To Participate In Nanosafety 2013, Germany

As the development and use of nanotechnologies grows, aspects of nanosafety are becoming increasingly important, and the ability to measure and characterize nanoparticles is essential to improved understanding and con... [More]
New NIOSH Recommendations for Controlling Worker Exposures to Nanomaterials

New NIOSH Recommendations for Controlling Worker Exposures to Nanomaterials

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued new recommendations on Nov. 8 for controlling worker exposures to engineered nanomaterials during the manufacture and industrial use of those materials. The recommendations are based on technologies now applied in the various industries that use nanomaterials, and on control methods that have been shown to be effective in reducing occupational exposures in other industries. [More]
People Desire Labeling for Food Nanotechnology

People Desire Labeling for Food Nanotechnology

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota finds that people in the United States want labels on food products that use nanotechnology – whether the nanotechnology is in the food or is used in food packaging. The research also shows that many people are willing to pay more for the labeling. [More]