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A Global Perspective on Safe Nanotechnology


August 2009
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2009-130
cover page - Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the development of new materials with unprecedented functional properties. The field of nanotechnology will likely transform a broad range of consumer, medical, and industrial sectors. As with any new technology, we are faced with many unknowns; all of which raise questions concerning occupational safety and health. In the United States, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is committed to ensuring high-quality research for worker protection as nanotechnology develops.

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