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.
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.
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.
Publishedi n 2007, this report summarizes some of the environmental benefits of nanotechnology, such as its use in pollution prevention, managment, and cleanup, as well as a preliminary assessment of some of its potential risks to the environment.
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.