Massachusetts is a leader in the science of manipulating nanoparticles: tiny particles that are one-billionth of a meter in size, or roughly the width of three or four atoms and 1,000 times smaller than a red blood cell.
- Nanotechnology: A Billionth of a Meter
The emerging field of nanotechnology involves newly produced and often highly-engineered nanoparticles. Massachusetts maintains a leading position in nanotechnology research and technology development.
- Massachusetts Interagency Committee on Nanotechnology
Formed in 2007 to discuss and gain a better understanding of this emerging field.
- 2007 Safe Development of Nanotechnology Conference
Proceedings of first state-sponsored session in Boston, November 2007.
- Presentations from the 2007 Conference
Nationally-recognized experts addressed environmental, health and safety issues associated with the manufacture, use and disposition of nano materials.
- 2009 Safe Development of Nanotechnology Conference
Proceedings of the second state-sponsored session in Boston, January 2009.
- Good Current Practices for Managing Nanomaterials - January 2009 file size 6MB
Presented at the 2009 conference by Charles L. Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
- Best Practices for Working Safely with Nanoparticles in Laboratories file size 2MB
Presented at the 2009 conference by Michael J. Ellenbecker, Ph.D. CIH, Professor & Director, Toxics Use Reduction Institute.
- Introduction to the Measurement of Nanoparticles - January 2009 file size 1MB
Presented at the 2009 conference by Dr. Candace Tsai.
- Demonstration of the Nanoparticle Emission Assessment Technique (NEAT) Used by NIOSH for Identifying Sources & Releases of Engineered Nanoparticles file size 2MB
Presented at the 2009 conference by Laura Hodson, MSPH, CIH, U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
- Advanced Techniques for Nanoparticle Measurement - January 2009 file size 2MB
Presented at the 2009 conference by Dr. Michael J. Ellenbecker & Dr. Candace Tsai.
- Emerging Contaminants
Materials or mixtures that have a real or perceived threat to human health, safety or the environment, but for which regulatory standards have not been established or are evolving.
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