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October 23, 2008

Mtg: Nanomaterials: Naughty or Nice?

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 28, 2008
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Fionna S. Mowat, Principal Scientist for Exposure Assessment and Dose Reconstruction, Exponent
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito at 5:45 PM; Presentation at Applied Materials Bowers Cafe at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; talk at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

This presentation about nanomaterial health and safety issues emphasizes how to proactively engineer safety into products and reduce potential exposures and health risk. Nanomaterials contain extremely small-scale (<100 nm) particles that generate unique properties. Beneficial applications of nanomaterials already have appeared in fields such as medicine and environmental remediation, and nano-scale materials have been used in the semiconductor industry for years. Nanomaterials research is active at academic institutions, industry and regulatory agencies.
Environmental health and safety, exposure and toxicity concerns about nanoparticles include their ability to become airborne because of their small size and to cross biological membranes and barriers. Even relatively inert substances may become more reactive, and thus toxic, because of small particle size and high total surface area, but toxicity cannot simply be predicted by size alone. Many factors help to determine exposure and relative toxicity, including chemical composition, particle shape, structure, and surface properties or coatings – as well as aggregation potential, surface charges, dosimetry, degree of containment, and susceptibility to wear.

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