Building a nanoparticle information library (NIL).
Proceedings of the Seventh International Aerosol Conference, September 10-15, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.. Biswas P, Chen DR, Hering S, eds. Mount Laurel, NJ: American Association for Aerosol Research, 2006 Sep; :558-559
This presentation describes the development and current status of a nanoparticle information library (NIL), available on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) website. The NIL is an on-line searchable database of nanoparticles and their associated properties. The NIL website has been designed for use by both researchers and industrial users. It allows on-line submissions of new data for inclusion in the database, and offers users easy links for acquiring detailed information on a great variety of nanoparticles. The NIL is intended to provide a snapshot of global activities in this new arena and will optimally grow with time, keeping pace with the rapid developments in this expanding field. It is expected that the NIL will eventually be integrated with other data sources such as surveillance and toxicology studies of nanoparticles. It is expected to become part of a global hub for sharing information and wiII likely impact the course of future research, especialIy in regards to the health and safety of workers. The presentation will summarize the development process and include a "live" on-line demonstration of the evolving NIL database, accessible on the NIOSH website
Particulates; Nanotechnology; Toxicology; Toxic-effects; Toxins; Workers; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Hazards; Health-protection; Safety-measures; Chemical-properties; Physical-properties; Information-systems; Information-processing; Information-retrieval-systems;
Author Keywords: Nanoparticle properties; Nanoinformatics; Nanotechnology; Nanoparticle Information Library
Biswas-P; Chen-DR; Hering-S
Proceedings of the Seventh International Aerosol Conference, September 10-15, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.