Category Archives: nanotechnology

A fresh approach to nano regulation?

A new draft policy report (pdf) from the University of California’s Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) written for Cal/EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment aims to take a fresh look at addressing nanotechnology’s potential health risks … Continue reading

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International Standards for Risk Management of Nanotechnology

The current issue of Nature Nanotechnology contains an interesting exchange of letters between Peter Hatto, UK industrialist and chair of ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies and two NIOSH scientists, Vladimir Murashov and John Howard. (Howard is former NIOSH director.) Murashov and Howard … Continue reading

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ICON Launches Virtual Journal of NanoEHS

The International Council on Nanotechnology, a group I direct out of Rice University, today launched the first virtual journal on nanotechnology environment, health and safety. In case you’re not familiar with virtual journals, they are often used to collect and … Continue reading

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Great AzoNano podcast on nano EHS

This AzoNano podcast on the environmental, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology is an excellent audio introduction to the issues of nanorisk. The interviewees cover the range of stakeholders including an activist organization, a trade union rep, an insurer, an … Continue reading

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Lazy Reporting

The latest report on nanoparticles in cosmetics products was posted today from theInvestor Environmental Health Network. The report, titled, “Beneath the Skin: Hidden Liabilities, Market Risk and Drivers of Change in the Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Industry” has a … Continue reading

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