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Environment, Health and Safety Research

Emerging Issues for Occupational Respiratory Disease

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorKathleen Kreiss
InstitutionNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Project URLView
Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialIncidental Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Hazard
Risk Assessment
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Funding Information

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


This project is addressing emerging issues for respiratory disease, including agents involving very fine, ultrafine or nanomaterials such as cobalt and tungsten carbide in the hard metal industry, vapors and particles of concentrated flavorings, and fungal fragments for indoor air quality.