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Earlier this week, the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) at Rice University launched GoodNanoGuide, a website devoted to safety protocols for handling nanomaterials. The site has a "Basic" section for those who are just beginning to deal with nanomaterials, an "Intermediate" one for those with some knowledge but in need of more, and an "Advanced" … Continue Reading

Nano EHS Database

The International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) just released its newest project/tool, the Nano-EHS Database Analysis Tool.  To quote ICON, "This web tool allows you to obtain a quick and thorough synopsis of our Environment, Health and Safety Database using two types of analysis. The first is a Simple Distribution Analysis (pie chart) which compares categories within a … Continue Reading

ICON’s Good Practices Wiki

As we previously reported here, Rice University’s International Council on Nanotechnology is starting a "Nano Good Practices Wiki."  Well, its moving along nicely, and they are now calling on occupational health experts and stakeholders to help start the building process.  For information on the wiki and to participate in the survey process, go to ICON’s website … Continue Reading

ICON’s “Good Practices Wiki”

Our friends at Rice University’s International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON) is proposing an idea that will essentially take the idea of "best practices" straight to the stakeholders in the form of a living document that is continually updated.  Through using a "wiki," ICON proposes creating a set of "good practices" that companies can update along … Continue Reading