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Preventing Adverse Health Effects from Nanotechnology

Originally presented on . Encore presentation on .

Nanotechnology is the science of developing materials at the atomic, molecular or micro-molecular level. From smartphones to skincare, there are currently over 1,000 commercial products containing nanomaterials, with applications as far ranging as the fields of medicine, engineering, electronics and energy production.

This session of Public Health Grand Rounds focused on the current state of knowledge in nanotechnology and discussed concerns about the harmful impact that exposure to some nanomaterials may have on humans and the environment.

Beyond the Data
Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Paul Schulte discuss the emergence of nanotechnology from science fiction to real life:
  • How small is small when talking about nanotechnology
  • Concerns for workers who handle nanomaterial
  • Prevention strategies for combating health concerns
Presented By
Paul A. Schulte, PhD
Manager, Nanotechnology Research Center
National Institute for Occupational Safety Health, CDC
Mark D. Hoover, PhD, CHP, CIH
Senior Research Scientist
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
Sally S. Tinkle, PhD
Senior Science Advisor, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Insitutes of Health
Vincent Castranova, PhD
Chief, Pathology and Physiology Research Branch,
Health Effects Laboratory Division

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
William D. Hunt, PhD
Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Kristen M. Kulinowski, PhD
Executive Director, International Council on Nanotechnology Director,
Center of Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology

Rice University
Facilitated By
Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD
Scientific Director
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