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ISO Publishes Standard Providing Plain Language Explanation of Selected Terms from ISO/IEC 80004 Series

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published standard ISO/TR 18401:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Plain language explanation of selected terms from the ISO/IEC 80004 series.” The standard is intended to...more

KAN Reviews Nanotechnology Standardization Documents from OSH Perspective

Germany’s Commission for Occupational Health and Safety (KAN) released in May 2017 a report entitled Standardization in nanotechnology — Status review and requirements analysis from the occupational safety and health...more

ISO Publishes Procedure for Detecting Reactive Oxygen Species Generated by Metal Oxide Nanomaterials

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently announced publication of standard ISO/TS 18827:2017, “Nanotechnologies — Electron spin resonance (ESR) as a method for measuring reactive oxygen species (ROS)...more

IARC Publishes Monograph on Carbon Nanotubes, Fluoro-Edenite, and Silicon Carbide

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced on May 19, 2017, publication of Volume 111 of the IARC Monographs, Some Nanomaterials and Some Fibres. The Monograph contains evaluations of the carcinogenic...more

Registration Open for NanoEHS Webinar on Voluntary Standards and Their Role in Enhancing the Quality of Scientific Research

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Registration is now open for a May 24, 2017, webinar on “An Introduction to Voluntary Standards and Their Role in Enhancing the Quality of Scientific Research.” According to the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, May 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA - Lynn L. Bergeson, Environmental Quality Management, Winter 2016: On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. The law substantially...more

NanoImpact Publishes Special Issue Based on Eighth International Congress of Nanotoxicology

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NanoImpact has published a special issue based on work presented at the Eighth International Congress of Nanotoxicology, which was held June 2-4, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts. The theme was “A Decade of Nanotoxicology: ...more

JRC Publishes NANoREG Framework for the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials

The European Commission (EC) Joint Research Center (JRC) has published a Science for Policy report entitled NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials. The report was developed within the NANoREG project,...more

ACS Publishes Study Finding that Nanoparticles Can Travel from Lungs to Blood, Possibly Explaining Risks to Heart

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced on May 3, 2017, publication of an article entitled “Inhaled Nanoparticles Accumulate at Sites of Vascular Disease” in ACS Nano. According to ACS, scientists have found evidence...more

EPA TechDirect Reports Availability of NanoRem Toolbox

The May 1, 2017, issue of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) TechDirect includes an item on the availability of the Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the...more

Ready, Set, Nano-Race!

On April 28, 2017, a race of epically small proportions began, namely the first-ever NanoCar Race. The NanoCar Race takes place on a racetrack of gold that is 100 nanometers long. For reference, approximately a thousand...more

Charles Geraci Receives NIOSH Director’s Distinguished Career Scientist Award

On April 27, 2017, Dr. Charles Geraci, Associate Director for Nanotechnology at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), received the Director’s Distinguished Career Scientist Award. Dr. Geraci...more

Nanosensor Manufacturing Workshop Will Be Held in June

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On June 13-14, 2017, a “Nanosensor Manufacturing Workshop: Finding Better Paths to Products” will be held at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. The Workshop supports the goals of the National...more

EC4safenano Conducts Survey on Demand and Supply of Services for Safe Use of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

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The European Center for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies (EC4safenano) states that it wishes to develop a catalog of services matching the anticipated needs and service requirements to...more

NIOSH BSC Meeting Includes Presentation on Nanotoxicology

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On April 12, 2017, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) held its 68th meeting. The BSC’s primary activity is to provide advice on NIOSH’s occupational safety...more

NanoMONITOR Demo Version Now Available Online

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NanoMONITOR, a project partly funded by the European Commission Life+ with grant agreement LIFE14 ENV/ES/000662, is intended to develop a real-time information and monitoring system to support the risk assessment of...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, April 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA - EPA Denies TSCA Section 21 TBBPA Petition: On March 17, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 21 petition submitted by, among others,...more

Swiss National Research Program Will Hold Closure Event in June

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On June 2, 2017, the National Research Program “Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials” (NRP 64) will hold a closure event, parallel to the Swiss Nano Convention, which will be held June 1-2, 2017. NRP 64 began its...more

Nanodatabase Adds 3,000th Product

The Nanodatabase, developed by the Technical University of Denmark Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment), the Danish Ecological Council, and the Danish Consumer Council, announced on April 4, 2017, that it...more

AIHA Publishes Nanomaterial Stewardship Guidance

On March 29, 2017, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) announced the availability of nanomaterial stewardship guidance sponsored by the AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group. The guidance addresses stewardship...more

IRSST Publishes Report for Project on Development and Validation of Methods for Sampling and Characterizing Engineered...

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On March 7, 2017, the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) published the final report for Project 2013-0059, “The Development and Validation of Methods for Sampling and Characterizing...more

SCCS Issues Final Opinion on Additional Coatings for Titanium Dioxide (Nano Form) as UV-Filter in Dermally Applied Cosmetic...

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On March 7, 2017, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued a final opinion on additional coatings for titanium dioxide (nano form) coated with cetyl phosphate, manganese dioxide, or triethoxycaprylylsilane as...more

Ingestible e-Pill Approved For Use in Hospitals

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BodyCap, a France-based company said to be dedicated to the development of miniature wireless electronic sensors, recently announced that its e-Celsius® device has earned CE mark approval and is now commercially available for...more

CRS Report on Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress Includes Nanotechnology and the NNI

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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) prepared a March 14, 2017, report entitled Science and Technology Issues in the 115th Congress. The report outlines science and technology policy issues that may come before the 115th...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, March 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA/NTP - Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer, and Carla Hutton, “Practitioner Insights: A Review and Analysis of TSCA Reform Provisions Pertinent to Manufacturers and Processors of Nanoscale Materials,” Bloomberg...more

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