Evaluation of ESOH Related Mission Risks

Background on Nanomaterials

NNI backgrounder (PDF)

Natl Nanotech Initiative (NNI) background paper
 

Nanotechnology: The Future is Coming Sooner Than You Think (PDF)

This paper discusses the range of sciences currently covered by nanotechnology. It begins with a description of what nanotechnology is and how it relates to previous scientific advances. It then describes the most likely future development of different te
 

NNI One Pager (PDF)

Natl Nanotech Initiative (NNI) one pager
 

DoD Uses

DoD Nanomaterials - uses - fuel additives (PDF)

Mantech study
 

Nanomaterials and Human Health

ES and T Article (PDF)

Hazard Assessment for Environmental Risks of Nanotechnology
 

ILSI Report on NanoTech Health Strategy (PDF)

The screening strategy developed by the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation/Risk Science Institute (ILSI RF/RSI) Nanomaterial Toxicity Screening Working Group is an effort to make a significant contribution to the initial hazard
 

John Bucher of the National Toxicology Program (PDF)

Developments in Nano Material Risk Assessment and Toxicity
 

NIOSH Nanotechnology Field Research Effort (PDF)

Information from NIOSH that reviews the National Nanotech Initiative, Environmental Safety and Health issues and NIOSH Nanotech program
 

SWCNT EHP (PDF)

Engineered nanosized materials, such as single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), are emerging as technologically important in different industries. The unique physical characteristics and the pulmonary toxicity of SWCNTs raised concerns that respiratory exposure to these materials may be associated with cardiovascular adverse effects. In these studies we evaluated aortic mitochondrial alterations by oxidative stress assays, including quantitative polymerase chain reaction of mitochondrial (mt) DNA and plaque formation by morphometric analysis in mice exposed to SWCNTs.
 

Swiss (PDF)

Developments in Nano Material Risk Assessment and Toxicity
 

Wilson Effects nanotech final (PDF)

Woodrow Wilson NanoTech Center Reports
 

Sci Study: Characterization of Nano Dispersion in Solution (PDF)

Toxicological Sciences Publication of research funded/performed by DoD: Characterization of Nanomaterial Dispersion in Solution Prior to In Vitro Exposure Using Dynamic Light Scattering Technique
 

Sci Study: Cellular Interaction of Different Forms of Aluminum Nanoparticles (PDF)

J. Phys. Chem. B 2007, 111, 7353-7359 7353. Cellular Interaction of Different Forms of Aluminum Nanoparticles in Rat Alveolar Macrophages. Research funded/conducted by DoD.
 

EST Article: Risk Assessment of Engineered Nanomaterials (PDF)

EST Article that surveys current industrial practices
 

10 July 2008: Not Enough Information to Assess the Safety of Nanomaterials (PDF)

This is a news release by the Council of Canadian Academies on the overall human and environmental risks posed by the introduction nanomaterials and nanoproducts into society.
 

A Risk Based Classification System for Nanomaterials (PDF)

Journal of Nano Research Article published by USACE scientists on Risk-based classification system of nanomaterials.
 

Fine particulates circulation research by American Heart Assoc (PDF)

NGO Report on Nanotechnology and Food (PDF)

OECD List of NanoMaterials and Endpoints for Phase One of Testing (PDF)

OECD program on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials. Publication 6
 

Dr. Kulinowski (PDF)

Developments in Nano Material Risk Assessment and Toxicity
 

Pew Nano Report (PDF)

The Pew Charitable Trusts Woodrow Wilson Center of International Scholars has released its online inventory of nanotechnology potential environmental human health and safety effects. This report was completed under the Pew Project on Emerging Nanontechnology.
 

Nanomaterials and Toxics Regulation

NNI EHS research needs effort overview (PDF)

Various files related to the potential regulation of Nanomaterials.
 

OECD Questionnaire to Regulating Agencies Worldwide on Nanomaterials (DOC)

fyi. Questionnaire released in Aug 2008. US response being compiled by EPA
 

Wilson Intl Center for Scholars report on ECPRA and TRI as related to Nanomate (PDF)

Wilson International Center for Scholars (reference) which analyzed whether nano-engineered products were covered under EPCRA which includes in part toxic release reporting for covered locations (locations which exceed certain thresholds of highly hazardous chemicals). Currently nanomaterials are not covered under TRI.
 

Nanotechnology: Regulatory and Litigation Update, July 2008 (PDF)

Presented at the Environmental Law Institute
Washington, DC, by Dave Wagner, Esquire
July 22, 2008
 

Nanotechnology: Regulatory and Litigation Update, George A. Kimbrell, July 200 (PDF)

Presented at the Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC, by George A. Kimbrell, The International Center for Technology Assessment, July 22, 2008
 

USEPA Final Rule: Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances, 5 (PDF)

Federal Register Announcement, Vol. 73, No. 215 / Wednesday, November 5, 2008 / Rules and Regulations
 

EPA TSCA FR Notice on Nano Materials (PDF)

Various files related to the potential regulation of Nanomaterials.
 

Env. Defense - DuPont Nano Risk Framework (PDF)

Information related to the DoD EC Nano Material Work Group.
 

Nanomaterials and Ecological Effects

Invest Valuation (PDF)

Information on the potential impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems
 

Industrial Ecology Part I (PDF)

Information on the potential impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems
 

Industrial Ecology Part II (PDF)

Information on the potential impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems
 

NNI Research Needs (PDF)

Information on the potential impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems
 

Swiss-Re (PDF)

Impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems
 

Ecological Uptake and Depuration of Carbon Nanotubes by Lumbriculus variegatus (PDF)

An article from the April 2008 volume of Environmental Health Perspectives.
 

Oberdorster (PDF)

Information on the potential impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems
 

Interview CSSP (DOC)

Information on the potential impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems
 

Field Assessment (PDF)

Information on the potential impacts of Nanoparticles on Ecological Systems
 

Research on Nanomaterials

NanoTech Risk Perceptions (PDF)

Woodrow Wilson NanoTech Center Reports on NanoTech risk perception
 

NNI_EHS_research_needs 2006.pdf (PDF)

The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Councils Committee on Technology. NSET released a document identifying environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research and information needs related to understanding and management of potential risks of engineered nanoscale materials.
 

Jim Willis Slides (PDF)

An interagency meeting between EPA and DoD has held to coordinate environmental health and safety research between DoD and EPA. The agenda and slides presented at the meeting are provided here. March 2007
 

References11 (PDF)

Summary: The Royal Academy of Engineering report on nanotechnologies - Nanoscience and nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties - was published on 29 July 2004. The report illustrates the fact that nanotechnologies offer many benefits both now and in the future but that public debate is needed about their development. It also highlights the immediate need for research to address uncertainties about the health and environmental effects of nanoparticles one small area of nanotechnologies. It also makes recommendations about regulation to control exposure to nanoparticles.
 

Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis for Nanomaterials (PDF)

Journal of Industrial Ecology Article on Coupling Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment for Nanomaterials. Written by USACE scientists.
 

Nanodiamond tox research - possible substitute for some hex chrome uses (PDF)

Independent study indicates that the purity and inertness of nanodiamond reduces the risk that is posses a biohazard. Due to widespread concern about the growing use and presence of nanomaterials in the workplace, I am sure there will be many more studies. However, in comparison to other nanomaterials, including carbon-based materials, nanodiamond looks very favorable.
 

Study on Nano Aluminum transport thru sand columns and its enviro effects. (PDF)

Report from Science Direct on Nano - aluminum and its transport thru sand columns and environmental effects. Nano - aluminum is of interest to DoD due to its potential use in explosives.
 

Media Coverage of Nanomaterials

nanomaterials MP3 File

NPR - Talk of Nation Coverage of Nano Materials
 

Audio

April 28 2006 broadcast from NPRs Science Friday. Kristen Kulinowski, Department of Chemistry, Executive Director for Education and Public Policy, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Director, International Council on Nanotechnology, Rice University
 

Nanotubes different than Carbon (PDF)

Chem Engineering News article from Nov 2008 on EPA finding that Carbon Nanotubes are not the same as carbon -- thus considered a new substance by EPA under TSCA.
 

Nanotube Inflammation: Long, Thin Carbon Structures Exhibit Asbestos-like Path (PDF)

Latest News from Chemical and Engineering News, 26 May 2008, entitled Nanotube Inflammation: Long, thin carbon structures exhibit asbestos-like pathogenicity in mice, by Bethany Halford
 

EPA Issues First-Time TSCA Regulatory Order For Controversial Nanomaterial (PDF)

News from INSIDEEPA.COM, EPA Issues First-Time TSCA Regulatory Order For Controversial Nanomaterial, 10 October 2008
 

Economist Article: The Risk in Nanotechnology (PDF)

The Economist covers risks associated with development of nanotechnology field.
 

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