NNI Environmental, Health, & Safety-Related Documents


 

Highlights of Recent Research on the Environmental, Health, and Safety Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials

September 1, 2017            
Nanotechnology involves harnessing the unique properties of materials at the nanoscale to enable innovation. Nanotechnology has an established role in fields as diverse as electronics, energy, environmental remediation, and medicine. Addressing potential nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety (nanoEHS) issues is essential to the safe and responsible development of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products—a key goal of the U.S. Government’s National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)."

Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products – Addressing Environmental, Health, and Safety Implications

March 28, 2016
This report on Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products – Addressing Environmental, Health, and Safety Implications is the result of a technical workshop sponsored by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and co-hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) on July 7 and 8, 2015, in Arlington, VA.

Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy

June 25, 2014
This document provides an overview of progress on the implementation and coordination of the 2011 NNI Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy that was developed by the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee’s Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI) Working Group.

CPSC study: Release of Silver from Nanotechnology-Based Consumer Products for Children

July 3, 2013
CPSC study on nanosilver in products for children published in Environmental Science and Technology.

Nanotechnology and Energy: Powerful Things from a Tiny World

January 17, 2012
An educational overview of nanotechnology applications for the energy sector, written for general audiences.

NNI 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy

October 20, 2011
The NNI's updated strategy for nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research.

2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy Fact Sheet

October 20, 2011
A fact sheet for frequently asked questions about the NNI 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy.

Listing of FY 2009 nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety research projects

October 20, 2011
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requested that NNI agencies provide the NSET Subcommittee with detailed information on EHS research projects funded in FY 2009. This resource is a listing of that data.

2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy Brochure

October 19, 2011
A brochure providing an overview of the 2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy.

Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research (2008)

February 13, 2008
Outlines the NNI strategy for nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research, published Feb 2008

DOE: Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency workshop report (2007)

December 1, 2007
Final workshop report of the Department of Energy Nanomanufacturing for Energy Efficiency workshop, held December 2007.

Prioritization of Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials (2007)

August 16, 2007
This document defines these 25 priorities along with the revised principles and the process used for prioritizing EHS research needs.

Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials, September 2006

September 20, 2006
Identifies research and information needs related to understanding and management of potential risks of engineered nanoscale materials.