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GLRPPR Sector Resource: NTP Nanotechnology Safety Initiative

Title:
NTP Nanotechnology Safety Initiative

Abstract:
The NTP is engaged in a broad-based research program to address potential human health hazards associated with the manufacture and use of nanoscale materials. This initiative is driven by the intense current and anticipated future research and development focus on nanotechnology. The goal of this research program is to evaluate the toxicological properties of major nanoscale materials classes which represent a cross-section of composition, size, surface coatings, and physicochemical properties, and use these as model systems to investigate fundamental questions concerning if and how nanoscale materials can interact with biological systems.

URL:
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntpweb/index.cfm?objectid=7E6B19D0-BDB5-82F8-FAE73011304F542A#%20

Source:
National Toxicology Program

Resource Type:
Website

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

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