Nanotechnology Project

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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Respirator Testing and Certification

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorHeinz Ahlers
InstitutionNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project URLView
Relevance to ImplicationsSubstantial
Class of NanomaterialGeneric
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Safety
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Fundingn/a
Annual Fundingn/a
Funding SourceNIOSH
Funding MechanismIntramural
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year1972
Anticipated End Year2010


Although this project does not focus specifically on nanoparticles, any procedures, test protocols, and equipment for testing respirators against airborne particles will have relevance to the issue of nanotechnology. Depending on the results of future research, special respirator testing protocols may be needed for nanoparticles.