Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 06:48:17 -0600
Reply-To: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**FGI.NET>
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From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**FGI.NET>
Subject: Re: New Issue of "Chemical Health and Safety" Table of Contents
In-Reply-To: <PEEELAIJPAACGAAOKJBEAEJGEEAA.pzavon**At_Symbol_Here**>


There is an upcoming issue of CH&S that has an article by Dr. Banazak-Holl 
at Univ. of Michigan that presents research that he's done describing some 
physical interactions of nanoparticles in biological membranes. It is not a 
comprehensive article on nanosafety.

Peter Z has mentioned the NIOSH page.  There is also a book that is 
available on the AIHA website/marketplace that addresses nanoparticle 
safety.  I have not read that book, nor have I seen an review on it.

It is an exciting time for safety professionals right now.  Nanoparticle 
safety is an emerging field for safety professionals and we are on the 
leading edge of it.


At 07:44 PM 11/28/2005, you wrote:
>What the potential hazards are is mostly a matter of speculation at this
>point.  There is not even consensus on how airborne nanoparticles should be
>measured (by weight, by number, etc), whether skin contact is more or less
>of an issue than with macroparticles and many other basic concepts.
>I would begin with the NIOSH topical page on Nanotechnology at
> and go from there.
>Peter Zavon, CIH
>Penfield, NY
>-----Original Message-----
>From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of
>Saldivar, Jay
>Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 2:10 PM
>To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
>Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] New Issue of "Chemical Health and Safety" Table
>of Contents
>Can anyone direct me to info on potential health and physical hazards
>associated with nanotechnology (specifically nano-particles)? Our research
>group is presently looking into experimenting with nano-materials
>incorporating zinc, silicon and gold for use in the semiconductor and LCD
>industry. They mentioned interest in 'many more' nano-substances. Any input
>in this area would be greatly appreciated.
>I. Jay Saldivar
>Safety Administrator
>Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas
>5700 NW Pacific Rim Blvd
>Camas, WA  98607
>(o) 360/834-8734
>(f)  360/834-8565


Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH
Principal - Midwest Chemical Safety

Editor, Chemical Health & Safety

"When a committee is in charge, no one is in charge."
	Elston's management axiom #3

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