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  • NIOSH Publishes Nanotechnology Safety Program Guide for SMEs

    On April 4, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a report entitled Building a Safety Program to Protect the Nanotechnology Workforce: A Guide for Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises. The report states that employees may be at risk of exposure by inhalation, skin absorption, or ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Responsible development of nanotechnology

    On December 7, 2013, the Journal of Nanoparticle Research published online an article entitled “Occupational safety and health criteria for responsible development of nanotechnology.” The authors, who are affiliated with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Risks of nanotechnology remain uncertain

    Toxicology experiments on nanomaterials often seem to run the same way: put some nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, or other kind of nanosized structures in a petri dish, water column, soil sample, or lab test tube of choice. Then expose daphnids, microbes, zebrafish, pig lung cells, human skin cells, or other model organisms to the new and exciting materials. Sit back and see what ...

  • Nanotechnology: How Green Can It Be?

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The ability to use nanotechnology to reduce pollution, conserve resources and build a 'clean' economy now exists, finds a new report 'Green Nanotechnology: It's Easier Than You Think.' But environmentalists are at odds about how green nanotechnology can be. Not all nanoparticles are harmful to human health and the environment, but some are. Nanotech critics fear ...

  • EFSA consults on draft opinion on nanotechnologies and food and feed safety

    EFSA is set to launch a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion in relation to nanoscience and nanotechnologies and food and feed safety. Nanotechnologies involve the use of substances on a very small scale. This draft opinion focuses on engineered nano materials (ENM) that could be deliberately introduced into the food chain. It elaborates on approaches to risk assessment in this ...

  • China `soaring ahead` in nanotechnology research

    China has emerged as a major nanotechnology player, but India is still working to catch up — and both countries have some ground to cover before they can hope to dominate the world of journals and citations, according to a paper in the February issue of Scientometrics. The study, led by ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nanotechnology and its implications for environmental legislation

    The major problem for environmental legislation arising from nanotechnology is the size of nano-particles. Nano, meaning dwarf, is measured in nanometers or billionths of a meter. One way of contamination is penetration through human skin. Since nanoparticles are so small, they have a very large surface area as compared with the amount of their interior. Inside, the contents are stable, but those ...


  • Become a member of the sustainable Nanotechnology Organization

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is a proud supporter of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) and we enthusiastically recommend that you consider joining and becoming part of the SNO family during the 2015 membership drive, running now through July 3, 2015. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing ...


    By Acta Group

  • CRS Prepares “Policy Primer” on Nanotechnology

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a June 28, 2016, report, Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer. The report provides an overview of federal research and development (R&D) in nanotechnology, U.S. competitiveness in the field, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) concerns, nanomanufacturing, and public ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Become a Member of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is a proud supporter of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) and we enthusiastically recommend that you consider joining and becoming part of the SNO family during the 2015 membership drive, running now through ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New EPA research funded on nanotechnology environmental impacts

    Americans are famous for building big: the tallest sky scraper, the biggest jet, the widest plasma TV screen.  But now U.S. entrepreneurs are considering thinking small. Nanotechnology uses particles 80,000 times smaller than a human hair; yet the new technology has the potential to quickly clean up pollution, cure serious illnesses, and make the computer silicon chip obsolete. While EPA looks ...

  • Mexico Begins Public Consultation on Draft Nanotechnology Standards

    On May 3, 3016, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy published a notice beginning a public consultation on two draft nanotechnology standards. Proposed standard PROY-NMX-R-80004-5-SCFI-2015 is identical to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EC adopts code of conduct for responsible nanotechnology research

    Europe is in the vanguard of the emerging field of nanosciences and nanotechnologies (N&N), a developing field of science with the potential for major positive impact economically, socially and environmentally. Nevertheless, knowledge gaps remain about the impact of these technologies on human health and the environment, as well as issues relating to ethics and the respect of fundamental rights. ...

  • 2016 SNO Conference Will Focus on Sustainable Nanotechnology Systems

    The 2016 Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) conference will be held November 10-12, 2016. The conference sessions will be organized around selected “systems,” and sessions will be populated with talks on applications, effects and implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials within each system. The aims are to identity where nanomaterials and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • RAND Corporation Assesses NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a RAND Corporation (RAND) report entitled Nanomaterial Safety in the Workplace: Pilot Project for Assessing the Impact of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center. In August 2014, NIOSH asked RAND to help develop and apply a method for assessing its Nanotechnology ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EFSA Priority Topics for Guidance Development Include Nanotechnologies

    On June 20, 2016, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published a scientific opinion entitled “Priority topics for the development of risk assessment guidance by EFSA’s Scientific Committee in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • FDA Issues Final and Draft Nanotechnology Guidances

    On June 24, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued three final guidances and one draft guidance that it intends to provide “greater regulatory clarity for industry on the use of nanotechnology in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • nanoTechnology Seminar at New Jersey Technical Council

    Nanotechnology Forum at New Jersey Technical CouncilOn Tuesday June 2, over seventy academic, business, and science professionals gathered to discuss the effects of nanotechnology on research, manufacuturing, and environmental health & safety. The conference sposored by the New Jersey Technology Council was held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ.Presentations ranging ...

  • EC adopts 2007-2009 nanotechnology implementation report

    the European Commission (EC) adopted a Communication entitled Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An Action Plan for Europe 2005-2009. Second Implementation Report 2007-2009. The Communication outlines the key developments during 2007-2009 in each policy area of the Nanotechnology Action Plan 2005-2009, identifies current challenges, and draws conclusions relevant to the future European ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NIOSH Publishes Nanotechnology Research and Guidance Strategic Plan

    On December 20, 2013, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a document entitled Protecting the Nanotechnology Workforce: NIOSH Nanotechnology Research and Guidance Strategic Plan, 2013-2016. NIOSH describes the document as “the roadmap being used to advance basic understanding of the toxicology and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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