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"Advancing the Eco-Responsible Design and Disposal of Engineered Nanomaterials"
(Issued February 2, 2010)


Executive Summary:      (Hi-res: 808KB)    (Low-res: 577KB)

Full Report:                      (Hi-res: 1.8MB)    (Low-res: 1.1MB)


"Towards Predicting Nano-Biointeractions: An International Assessment of Nanotechnology Environment, Health and Safety Research Needs"
(Issued May 1, 2008)

Executive Summary:      (Hi-res: 1.8MB)    (Low-res: 603KB)

Executive Summary
               (Japanese):                                     (Low-res: 441KB)

Full Report:                      (Hi-res: 3.2MB)    (Low-res: 1.5MB)


"A Survey of Current Practices in the Nanotechnology Workplace"
(Issued November 13, 2006)

Executive Summary:       (Hi-res: 1.2MB)     (Low-res: 350KB)
Full Report:                       (Hi-res: 2.7MB) 
       (UCSB authored full report - with Table of Contents 
       and Index of Terms links - updated 10/13/2008)
Condensed Report:        (Hi-res: 1.4MB)
       (ICON-authored summary of full report)


"Current Knowledge and Practices Regarding Environmental Health and Safety in the Nanotechnology Workplace"
(Issued October 18, 2006)


Virtual Journal Backgrounder Reports

November 2008: Backgrounder: "Environmental Impacts of Nanosilver"

May 2008:  Backgrounder: "Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Mesothelioma"

May 2007: Backgrounder on Nanoparticles and Amyloid Diseases
         Commentary paper: "Nanoparticles as catalysts for protein fibrillation" Colvin, Vicki L. and Kulinowski, Kristen M.

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This work is supported in part by the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Initiative of the National Science Foundation
under NSF Award Number EEC-0118007.

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