October 20, 2011 8:12 AM | Posted by
Wernette, Ronald |
The United States National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) this week released its 2011 NNI Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy, which provides an integrated research framework meant to guide all federal agencies participating in NNI. read more
Six core categories of research were identified:
1. Nanomaterial Measurement Infrastructure
2. Human Exposure Assessment
3. Human Health
5. Risk Assessment and Risk Management
6. Informatics and Modeling.
The strategy also aims to address the various ethical, legal, and societal implications of this emerging technology.
The strategy is grounded in the principles of risk assessment and product life cycle analysis, so as to measure risk at every stage of a product’s development, from preliminary handling of raw materials to final disposal of finished products.