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Illinois Tech Library Guides
Government Agencies and Projects looking at Nanotechnology
National Nanotechnology Initiative
The National Nanotechnology Initiative is in charge of coordinating efforts of of 25 Federal agencies who are all working on various nanotechnology-related research projects. The web site includes a Nanotechnology 101
section, as well as the latest reports and updates of U.S. initiatives to investigate and regulate the societal and ethical implications
of nanotech research and development.
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, an initiative funded by the Pew Charitable Trust and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, is dedicated to helping ensure that as nanotechnologies advance, possible risks are minimized, public and consumer engagement remains strong, and the potential benefits of these new technologies are realized.
A summary of what nanotechnology is and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to both harness nanotechnology's potential benefits and regulate its potential environmental risks.
Nanotechnology - Food and Drug Administration
Main web resource discussing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's research and efforts to regulate a wide range of products, including foods, cosmetics, drugs, devices, veterinary products, and tobacco products some of which may utilize nanotechnology or contain nanomaterials.
Books on Nanotechnology Ethics
Topic: Environmental Concerns
This web tool allows you to perform a literature search of the International Council on Nanotechnology's (ICON) Environment, Health and Safety Database.
SafeNano Knowledge Base
This database provides information about a wide range of issues surrounding nanotechnology environmental health and safety issues including guidance on the handling of nanomaterials, the development of standards, and other major resources on EHS risks and nanotechnology.