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Nano Technology Isolators

Nanotechnology is a dynamic science producing new materials and products with extraordinary functional properties in of medicine, energy, aeronautics, and the environment. However, there is a little regulation governing this science, specifically with regard to personnel and environmental exposure risks.

Nanoparticles exhibit different and varying levels of toxicity, chemical and physical properties in comparison to their macroscale. For these reasons alone the researchers must protect their breathing zones and implement sound risk assessment and risk management strategy by investing in containment instrumentation.

Environmental Health and Safety

Organizations and universities are now administering nano-specific EHS programs including training and monitoring the work environment which translates to concerns for nano-researcher safety. The specific safety protocols are contingent upon nano material life cycle stages, modifications, and disposal. Containment is necessary because Nanotechnology presents vast challenges for environmental monitoring and minimizing contaminants in the laboratory and workplace.

“A fundamental requirement for assessing the potential impacts on new nano materials on both human health and environment is the ability to make precise, accurate measurements at the nanoscale in multiple, complex media.” (strategy For Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research; NNI pp12; 2008)

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