Resources

This page provides a collection of links to reports, articles and other further information on the science, issues and debates surrounding the health and safety of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

The Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering Report
Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties, published 2004
http://www.nanotec.org.uk/finalReport.htm

DEFRA Nanotechnologies site
This site is the main source of information about the UK Governments response to the Royal Society report, the activities of the Nanotechnology Research Co-ordination Group and downloads of several Government funded reviews and reports.
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/nanotech/index.htm

Council for Science and Technology
Independent review of Government's actions in the two years since their response to the Royal Society/Royal Academy of Engineering report Call for evidence, closing Monday 2nd October 2006
http://www.cst.gov.uk/cst/business/nanoreview.shtml

DEFRA Report
Characterising the potential risks posed by engineered nanoparticles
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/nanotech/research/pdf/nanoparticles-riskreport.pdf

DEFRA Report
A scoping study to identify hazard data needs for addressing the risks presented
by nanoparticles and nanotubes, published 2005.
Report prepared by
SnIRC, led by Lang Tran of IOM.
http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/nanotech/research/pdf/hazarddata-scoping.pdf

DEFRA Report
A scoping study into the manufacture and use of nanomaterials in the UK (CB01070), published 2006.
Report prepared by
SnIRC, led by Qasim Chaudhry, CSL.
http://www.defra.gov.uk/science/project_data/DocumentLibrary/CB01070/CB01070_3156_FRP.doc

DEFRA Report
A scoping study to identify gaps in environmental regulation for the products and applications of nanotechnologies, published 2006.
Report prepared by
SnIRC, led by Qasim Chaudhry, CSL
http://www.defra.gov.uk/science/project_data/DocumentLibrary/CB01075/CB01075_3373_FRP.doc

HSE Report
Nanoparticles: An occupational hygiene review, published 2004.
Report prepared by
SnIRC, led by Rob Aitken, IOM
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr274.htm

EU FP6 Nanotechnology Program
CORDIS site for the EU thematic priority Nanotechnology and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices (NMP).
http://cordis.europa.eu/nmp/

Nanotoxicology
A new journal by Taylor and Francis.
Editor-in-chief Prof Vicki Stone, Napier University and
SnIRC
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17435390.asp

Particle and Fibre Toxicology
An on-line journal published by Bio-med Central.
Editor-in-chief Prof Ken Donaldson, Edinburgh University and
SnIRC
http://www.particleandfibretoxicology.com/

Occupational Medicine Nanotechnology and the Occupational Physician
A set of review articles on nanotechnology health risk issues, introduced by Prof Anthony Seaton, IOM and
SnIRC (subscription required)
http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol56/issue5/index.dtl

Woodrow Wilson International Centre For Scholars: Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies.
Site includes a inventories of international research programmes and of consumer applications of nanotechnology as well as numerous reports
http://www.nanotechproject.org/


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