Engineered Nano Materials: Why is it so difficult to determine potential public health concerns?
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related education
Describe two reasons for the difficulty of identifying potential public health concerns based on the life cycle of ENMs. Identify two areas of uncertainty related to the toxicity of ENMs. List two obstacles for epidemiological studies of exposure to ENMs.
Keyword(s): Chemical Exposures & Prevention, Occupational Health and Safety
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: 3+ years Principal Investigator for Cooperative Agreement Program between CDPH and ATSDR; 13+ years work as toxicologist and Human Health Risk assessor in California state agencies; investigations of exposure to hazardous materials; 2+ years leader of NanoGroup at CDPH; participated in nano material workshop (Washington DC, 2013); presentation at international nanomaterial workshop in 2012 (Helsinki); Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Dept of Environmental Health Sciences since 1994.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.