Category Archives: nanotechnology and occupational health

Nano in the Teen Years

I recently participated in a nanotechnology panel discussion on November 21 sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the Georgetown University Program on Science in the Public Interest. pressed into service somewhat … Continue reading

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Me:David::Rush Limbaugh:Goliath

Imagine my surprise when I was informed that the humble Susan Harwood program, which doled out a grand total of $10.75 million to 61 organizations, had attracted the attention of no less than Rush Limbaugh. His thesis seems to be that since many of the grants were awarded to labor unions, universities and small community-based organizations the whole program is part of a vast left-wing conspiracy to redistribute wealth to illegal immigrants and political cronies. Continue reading

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Nano Safety at the Buckyball Discovery Conference

By now you probably know that this year marks the anniversary of the discovery of C60. If not, go ahead and read all about Celebrating 25 Years of C60 Buckyball. I’ll wait… The Buckyball Discovery Conference kicks off on Monday, … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology and Hazardous Waste Worker Training: Preview of the NIEHS White Paper

About a year ago, I cold-called a program manager at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences  (NIEHS) to inquire about a new grant solicitation on hazardous waste worker training that I thought might be appropriate for my work with … Continue reading

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