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With more than 300 allegedly nanotechnology-based consumer products already on the market, nanotechnology in the workplace presents an "immediate challenge" to occupational safety and health, according to one of the leading experts on the subject.
Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont says the results of a 54-year study conducted by the company shows no increased mortality risk in DuPont workers exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used to make Teflon.
A report that evaluates the effectiveness of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) concludes that NNI needs to spearhead more research on the potential environmental, health and safety effects of nanotechnology.
When rats breathed in nano-size materials at a concentration routinely inhaled by factory welders, the tiny particles followed a rapid and efficient pathway from the nasal cavity to several regions of the brain, according to a study in the August...
Charles Matlock, an executive with Springville, Utah-based Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co., was sentenced in a federal court to 12 months and 1 day in prison and a $20,000 fine for violating the federal Clean Air Act.
In his keynote address on May 16 to attendees at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition, Rohm and Haas Co. Chairman, CEO and President Raj Gupta offered his insight into the value of environmental health and safety in a global...
The owner of a Bronx company has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for reckless endangerment and environmental crimes for his role in an incident in which an employee nearly died from exposure to illegally released toxic substances.