Nanotechnology Project

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Environment, Health and Safety Research

The Measurement and Control of Workplace Nanomaterials

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorDoug Evans
InstitutionNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project URLView
Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorSafety
Broad Research Categories Exposure
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Fundingn/a
Annual Fundingn/a
Funding SourceNIOSH
Funding MechanismIntramural
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2006
Anticipated End Year2009


The current version of this project was initiated in FY 2006 to address key research gaps in the NIOSH, CDC-NORA, and NIOSH-NTRC research portfolios on engineered nanomaterials. A shift in focus of a previous NTRC-approved and funded projects (An Ultrafine Particle Intervention Study in Automotive Production Plants, approved February 2005) was made following suggestions from the NIOSH-NTRC steering committee (the funding source of this research). This project will provide a fundamental basis for understanding how nanomaterials are released and dispersed into the workplace, demonstrate the way nanomaterials can be monitored, and the way nanomaterial exposure can be controlled. Furthermore, this work provides NIOSH with the tools for making recommendations for reducing workersÂ’ exposures to nanomaterials.