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Engineered Nanomaterials: Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future

Kreider, Timothy PhD; Halperin, William MD, DrPH

Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine: June 2011 - Volume 53 - Issue - p S108–S112
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31821b146a
Summary: Original Article

Objective: The ongoing explosion in creation and use of engineered nanomaterials leaves stakeholders in government, industry, and labor uncertain of how best to proceed in protecting worker health.

Methods: A synopsis is presented of the conference Nanomaterials and Worker Health, along with considerations of prior, analogous challenges in occupational health.

Results: Progress has been made in defining and addressing the occupational threat of engineered nanomaterials, but future success demands coordinated effort.

Conclusions: The conference Nanomaterials and Worker Health laid necessary groundwork for collaboration to proactively and preemptively address the occupational health effects of engineered nanomaterials.

From the New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark.

Address correspondence to: William Halperin, MD, DrPH, 185 South Orange Ave, MSB F506, Newark, NJ 07103; E-mail: halperwe@umdnj.edu.

©2011The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine