The updated document reiterates NIOSH's standing interim recommendation that employers take prudent measures to control occupational exposures in the manufacture and industrial use of engineered nanomaterials, as research advances for determining if such materials pose work-related health and safety risks.
Following the NANOMAT Conference June 15-17, 2009, there will be a one-day international conference on June 18 devoted to ethical, legal, social and environmental aspects of nanotechnology - 'Responsible Nanoscience and Nanotechnology'.
As part of the OECD activities to promote international co-operation in addressing human health and environmental safety aspects of manufactured nanomaterials, the OECD has developed a global resource which details research projects that address safety issues of manufactured nanomaterials.
At the conference on 'Working and living with nanotechnologies', which focused on the results of the European NanoCAP project, the European Trade Union Confederation presented its resolution adopted in June 2008.
Scientists have provided an atomic-level view of the composition of a nanowire. By precisely measuring the amount of dopant in a nanowire, researchers can finally understand the synthesis process on a quantitative level and better predict the electronic properties of nanowire devices.
The smaller the components in electronic circuits, the more interference-prone they are. If the components are too densely packed, they can interfere with one another. A near-field scanner can accurately detect weak fields and help to protect bank cards against fraud.
The European Parliament's environment committee this week adopted a report by Swedish Green MEP Carl Schlyter which calls for tighter controls on nanotechnology, including the application of the 'no data, no market' principle contained in the REACH Directive.