National Nanotechnology Initiative: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy

National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology. (2011) National Nanotechnology Initiative: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy. Project Report. National Nanotechnology Initiative.


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Nanotechnology safety benefits everyone, from lab researchers and factory workers to the consumers of products enabled by this emerging technology. Accordingly, the Federal Government has developed the 2011 NNI Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy, a comprehensive approach to ensuring the safe, effective, and responsible development and use of nanotechnology. The NNI 2011 EHS Research Strategy provides guidance to the Federal agencies that produce the scientific information for risk management, regulatory decision-making, product use, research planning, and public outreach. The core research areas providing this critical information are (1) Nanomaterial Measurement Infrastructure, (2) Human Exposure Assessment, (3) Human Health, (4) Environment, (5) Risk Assessment and Risk Management Methods, and (6) Informatics and Modeling. Consideration of ethical, legal, and societal implications (ELSI) of nanotechnology were also woven into the strategy.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
InterNano Taxonomy: Environment, Health, and Safety > Environmental Impact
Environment, Health, and Safety > Human Health
Environment, Health, and Safety > Surveillance
Environment, Health, and Safety > Epidemiology
Informatics and Standards
Environment, Health, and Safety > Risk Assessment
Environment, Health, and Safety > Occupational Hygiene
Environment, Health, and Safety
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Report Collection
Depositing User: Jessica Adamick
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2011 13:40
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 13:40

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