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Useful Nanotechnology Resources

Use these links to learn more about nanotechnology resources.

Website links

National Nanotechnology Initiative

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Toxicological Research of the Food and Drug Administration

NNI Environment, Health, and Safety Issues

Environmental Protection Agency National Center For Environmental Research: Nanotechnology Activities

National Cancer Institute

Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology Nanotechnology Portal

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Rice University-Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars-Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Environmental Defense

Life Sciences Institute Health and Environment Sciences Institute

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials

Report links

Council of Canadian Academies

NNI Strategic Plan, 2001 and Collaborations and Funding

Maynard, Andrew and Wilson, Woodrow. Nanotechnology: A Research Strategy for Addressing Risk. Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. 2006

Developing Experimental Approaches for the Evaluation of Toxicological Interactions of Nanoscale Materials - 2004

UK Health and Safety ExecutiveRR274 – Nanoparticles: An Occupational Hygiene Review, 2004

Peer-reviewed publications

Bucher, J. & Colvin, V. (2005). Toxicology and biological interactions of nanomaterials: An overview. In: ACS symposium series 890: nanotechnology and the environment - Applications and implications. Editors: Karn B, Masciangioli T, Zhang W, Colvin V, Alivisatos P.

Colvin, V. (2003). The potential environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials. nature biotechnology 21(10): 1166-1170.

Gopee N.V., Roberts D.W., Webb P, Cozart C.R., Siitonen P.H., Warbritton, A.R., Yu, W.W., Colvin, V.L., Walker, N.J., Howard, P.C. (2007). Migration of intradermally injected quantum dots to sentinel organs in mice. Toxicoly Science. Jul;98(1): 249-57.

Hood, E. (2004). Nanotechnology: looking as we leap. EHP 112(13) A740-A749.

Hosapple, M.P., Farland, W., Landry, T.D., et al. (2005). Research strategies for safety evaluation of nanomaterials, Part II: toxicological and safety evaluation of nanomaterials, current challenges and data needs. Tox Sci 88(1): 12-17.

Maynard, A.D., Aitken, R.J., Butz, T., Colvin, V., Donaldson, K., Oberdörster, G., Philbert, M.A., Ryan, J., Seaton, A., Stone, V., Tinkle, S.S., Tran, L., Walker, N.J., Warheit, D.B. (2006, November 16). Safe handling of nanotechnology. nature.;444(7117): 267-9.

McNeil, S. (2005). Nanotechnology for the Biologist. J Leukoc Biol 78: 585-594 Oberdörster G, Maynard A, Donaldson K, et al. (2005). Principles for characterizing the potential human health effects from exposure to nanomaterials: elements of a screening strategy. Part and Fibre Toxicol 2:8.

Oberdörster, G., Oberdörster, E., Oberdörster, J. (2005). Nanotoxicology: An emerging discipline evolving from studies of ultrafine particles. EHP 113(7): 823-839.

Thomas, K. and Sayre, P. (2005). Research strategies for safety evaluation of nanomaterials, Part 1: evaluating the human health implications of exposure to nanoscale materials. Toxicology Science 87(2): 316-321.