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Posted: December 11, 2007
AIHA to host nanotechnology web seminar
(Nanowerk News) The American Industrial Hygiene Association will host an intermediate TeleWeb Virtual Seminar, titled "Nanotechnology Update for IHs: Toxicology and Exposure Assessment Issues", on Jan. 31, 2008, from 2–4:30 p.m. EST.
Featured speakers include Mark D. Hoover, Ph.D., CHP, CIH, senior scientist, NIOSH; Bruce J. Kelman, Ph.D., DABT, president and principal, Veritox Inc.; Vince Castranova, Ph.D., branch chief, NIOSH; and Charles L. Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, document development branch chief, NIOSH.
Presentations will discuss the following topics:
Nanotoxicology issues for assessing and managing occupational exposure risks for nanoparticles in the workplace
Toxicology of nanoparticles for industrial hygienists
Nanotoxicology insights from the NIOSH Research Program
Managing exposure risks for nanomaterials using the current state of knowledge
AIHA said attendees will be taught how to describe how nanotoxicology issues fit into an overall risk assessment and risk management framework for nanotechnology, understand the toxicological properties of nanoparticles of concern for the health and safety of workers and consumers, and understand and apply approaches for evaluating and managing risks for handling nanomaterials in the presence of uncertainty.
Participants need Internet access and a telephone, or just a phone, to be part of these live educational events. To register for the event, please call toll free at 1-800-651-7916, or register online at www.aiha.org/Content/CE/DL/NanotechUpdateTeleWeb.htm.