About Kristen KulinowskiPolicy researcher in Washington, DC and adjunct faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Rice University. Former executive director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology; director of the International Council on Nanotechnology. Named one of Nanotechnology Law & Business Journal's Top 10 Nanotechnology Environment, Health and Safety experts; listed in 100 Amazing Scientists You Should Follow on Twitter; and widely considered to be one of the 1000 Most Uppity Women in Science. (I made that last one up for symmetry.) This is a blog of my own personal opinions about nanotechnology, risk, science policy and whatever else I feel like writing about.
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Category Archives: occupational safety
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
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today posted a response to the ERJ paper that was heavily blogged about last week. There has been a lot of emphasis in the blogosphere on the limitations of the study, which … Continue reading
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
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