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National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy


By csep - Posted on 21 October 2011

TitleNational Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2011
Corporate AuthorsNational Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology
Pagination118 p.
Date Published10/20/2011
PublisherNational Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology
Place PublishedWashington, D.C.
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsEnvironmental Aspects - Research, Health Aspects - Research
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://www.nano.gov/node/681