Frequently Asked Questions
What is nanotechnology? Where did it come from, and how long has it been around?
Where can I find more information about NIOSH’s research pertaining to occupational health and nanotechnology? Where can I find additional information about the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)?
What kinds of nanomaterials (nanoproducts) are in production or use in the U.S.?
Why is NIOSH conducting research on nanotechnology and occupational health?
What knowledge or expertise does NIOSH bring to this research?
How does NIOSH relate to other government efforts associated with research and development in nanotechnology?
How many workers are potentially exposed to nanoparticles?
How may workers be exposed to nanoparticles?
What effects do nanomaterials have on workers’ health?
How should workplace exposures to nanomaterials be measured?
Should workplace exposures to nanomaterials be controlled, and if so, how?
What are potential applications of nanotechnology in occupational safety and health?
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