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Is Global Nano-Product Labeling Right Around the Corner?

This article originally appeared on the National Nanomanufacturing Network’s InterNano website on July 20, 2010.  It is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. On July 9, 2010, the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Technical Committee 229 on Nanotechnologies presented a webinar requesting general public input regarding ISO’s … Continue Reading

Nanotechnology Health and Safety Forum — Seattle, June 8 – 9, 2009

Battelle Memorial Institute, the University of Washington, and the University of Oregon are co-sponsoring the international Nanotechnology Health and Safety Forum (NHSF) in Seattle, Washington on June 8 – 9, 2009.  The NHSF is coinciding with the first world-wide meeting of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC 229 — Nanotechnologies being held in the United States, … Continue Reading

Occupational Odds & Ends

A couple of news items to catch up on following the holidays that may be of interest to people. First, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), has launched a dedicated website containing information such as: OSHA’s definition of nanotechnology, the applicable OSHA standards, and workplace health effects related to nanotechnology.  Worth adding to your "bookmarks." Second, the … Continue Reading

Standards for Nanotechnology Material Specifications

This fifth and final article in a series on standards for the nanotechnology community contributed by ANSI explains the development of specifications that will look at raw nanomaterials in terms of their use in a variety of applications. By 2007, the development of international guidelines for nanotechnology was well underway within the International Organization for … Continue Reading

ISO Publishes Nanotechnology Definition

Nanowerk is reporting that the International Standards Organization (ISO) completed its first step in developing standards for nanotechnology regulation.  The definitions are revealed in ISO/TS 27687:2008, Nanotechnologies – Terminology.   The three main materials covered by this first set of definitions and terminology are: … Continue Reading

For Good Measure: Standards for Nanotechnology Measurement and Characterization

This fourth article in a series contibuted by ANSI on standards for the nanotechnology community addresses the development of specifications for measurement, characterization, and test methods that will provide a common reference point for material manufacturers and their customers. Measurement and characterization standards fly under the radar, affecting our lives in innumerable ways – from … Continue Reading

Setting Global Standards for Nanotechnology

This Article Was Authored and Contributed by the American National Standards Intititute As the nanotechnology industry evolves, the need for globally relevant standards – from particle properties and terminology to health, safety, and the environment – is becoming increasingly apparent. This article, the first in a series, introduces how the U.S. is influencing nano-related standards … Continue Reading