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December 6th, 2010

Nano Guidance Slow to Reach Academia: AIHA

Abstract:
In comments directed to the National Nanotechnology Initiative's 2010 Strategic Plan, the American Industrial Hygiene Association says adoption by academia of NIOSH's interim guidelines for work on nanomaterials has lagged. The comments were drafted by the AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group and approved by AIHA's board of directors.

The comments say effective nanomaterials safety programs have been used by some laboratories for years, much information exists about controlling the hazards. "In the absence of regulatory drivers, many governmental and industrial research facilities have adopted best practices and the NIOSH interim guidelines into their nanotechnology safety programs. However, adoption of the NIOSH interim guidelines into academic nanomaterial research is lagging," they state.

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