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Environmental Health and Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials: A driving force for Successful Commercialization and Sustainability

Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials

Symposium Chair

Philip DemokritouPhilip Demokritou
Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology
Harvard School of Public Health

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Jamie LeadFate and behavior of inorganic nanomaterials in the environment; the role of environmental transformations.
Jamie Lead
Director of the SmartState Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk, University of South Carolina

Dhimiter BelloOccupational exposures to nanoparticles along the life cycle of nano-enabled products: A decade of research in perspective
Dhimiter Bello
Associate Professor, Exposure Biology, UMass Lowell, Public Health

Alison ElderEngineered Nanomaterials and Health: Challenges in Nanotoxicology
Alison Elder
Associate Professor of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester

William Rogers, Jr.The Implications of State Regulatory Schemes Affecting Engineered Nanomaterials in the U.S.
William Rogers, Jr.
Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP


Symposium Sessions

Monday May 23

10:30Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites I
1:30Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites II

Tuesday May 24

10:30Emerging Trends on the Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on Human Health
10:30EPA P3 - Taking Environmental Technologies to Market
1:30Emerging Trends on the Environmental Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials II

Wednesday May 25

10:30Life Cycle Nano-EHS perspective: Regulatory & Policy Issues for Nanotechnology Commercialization
Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites: Posters 3:30
Environmental Health & Safety of Nanomaterials: Posters 3:30

Symposium Program

Monday May 23

10:30Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites IChesapeake 11-12
Session chairs: Li Piin Sung, NIST, Elijah Petersen, NIST, Susana Addo Ntim, U.S. Food, Drug Administration (bio, bio, bio)
10:30Nanotechnology and Exposure Science in the 21st Century – Quantifying Exposures to Nanomaterials from Consumer Products
T. Thomas, U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, US (bio)
10:50An Integrated Approach for Tiered Testing of Nano-Enabled Technologies for Life Cycle Assessment Inventories: Case-Specific Demonstrations
A.J. Kennedy, M. Chappell, D. Edwards, W-S Shih, R. Patel, J. Brame, M. Brondum, S.A. Diamond, J. Coleman, A. Poda, J.A. Steevens, US Army Corps - Engineer Research and Development Center, US
11:10Understanding of the mechanisms leading to the release of nanoparticles in paint : towards a safe by design approach
J.F. Damlencourt, CEA Grenoble/PNS, FR
11:30The environmental release of model nanofillers (semiconductor nanocrystals) from free-standing polymer nanocomposite films
T.V. Duncan, K.V. Pillai, P. Gray, C-C Tien, R. Bleher, L-P Sung, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, US
11:50Release of Nanomaterials During Weathering of Polymer Nanocomposites
D.H. Fairbrother, R. Lakone, J.J. Wang, A. Barber, R.B. Reed, J.F. Ranville, Johns Hopkins University, US
1:30Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites IIChesapeake 11-12
Session chairs: Li Piin Sung, NIST, Elijah Petersen, NIST, Susana Addo Ntim, U.S. Food, Drug Administration (bio, bio, bio)
1:30NanoRelease Consumer Products Consortium
R. Canady, NeutralScience L3C, US
1:50NanoRelease Consumer Products: Developing consensus measurement approaches for the analysis of release materials from nanocomposites
K. Scott, F. Meisenkothen, J-F. Damlencourt, B. Fiorentino, T. Kuhlbusch, B. Oeffling, G-N. Bae, C. Kingston, G. Chan, J. Muller, C. Cairns, R. Canady, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:10Pilot Inter-Laboratory Studies for Evaluating Weathering-Induced Release of Carbon Nanotubes from Solid Matrices
R. Zepp, D. Bouchard, E. Sahle-Demessie, W. Wohlleben, S. Vazquez-Campos, J. Carter, C. Kingston, R. Canady, B. Acrey, C-Y. Chen, U.S. EPA, NERL, US
2:30NanoRelease Weathering Protocol interlab-tested on CNT in 2 matrices, intralab-applied to 27 NM-matrix combinations: Matrix matters most
W. Wohlleben, R.G. Zepp, E. Sahle-Demessie, S. Vázquez-Campos, J. Carter, C. Kingston, R. Canady, B. Acrey, C-Y Chen, BASF SE, DE
2:50Development of Novel Analytical Approaches for Measurements of Carbon Nanotubes Release from Polymer Nanocomposites
A. Orlov, Stony Brook University, US
3:10Development of surface chemical approaches for detection and characterization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes dispersed in a polymer composite
J.M. Gorham, W.A. Osborn, J.W. Woodcock, K.C.K. Scott, J.M. Heddleston, A.R. Hight Walker, J.W. Gilman, NIST, US

Tuesday May 24

10:30Emerging Trends on the Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on Human HealthChesapeake 11-12
Session chair: Philip Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health (bio)
10:30Engineered Nanomaterials and Health: Challenges in Nanotoxicology (invited presentation)
A. Elder, University of Rochester, US
10:55Occupational exposures to nanoparticles along the life cycle of nano-enabled products: A decade of research in perspective (invited presentation)
D. Bello, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
11:20Safety Assessment of nanomaterials using the DF4nanoGrouping decision-making framework
J.H.E. Arts, M.-A. Irfan, A.M. Keene, R. Kreiling, D. Lyon, M. Maier, K. Michel, N. Neubauer, T. Petry, U.G. Sauer, D. Warheit, K. Wiench, W. Wohlleben, R. Landsiedel, BASF SE, DE
11:40Long-term Inhalation Study with Nanomaterials: Effects and lung burdens after chronic inhalation with Ceria and Barium sulfate
R. Landsiedel, L. Ma-Hock, J. Keller, P. Laux, T. Gebel, BASF SE, DE
10:30EPA P3 - Taking Environmental Technologies to MarketNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Greg Lank, EPA, US
G. Lank, EPA P3, US
A. Richards, EPA SBIR, US
V. Shunturov, Lucid, Lucid Connects, US
R. Cairncross, Environmental Fuel Research, US
H. Naquin, Venturewell, US
N. Kaplan, Foresight Science & Technology, US
1:30Emerging Trends on the Environmental Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials IIChesapeake 11-12
Session chair: Dhimiter Bella, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
1:30Fate and behavior of inorganic nanomaterials in the environment; the role of environmental transformations (invited presentation)
J. Lead, University of South Carolina, US
1:55Size-dependent gold nanoparticle uptake in Caenorhabditis elegans by elemental mass spectrometry and imaging techniques
M.E. Johnson, A.R. Montoro Bustos, S.K. Hanna, R. Dave Holbrook, C.M.S. Ims, P.E. Lapasset, E.J. Petersen, J.T. Elliot, B.C. Nelson, L.L. Yu, K.E. Murphy, M.R. Winchester, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:15Positively charged nanoparticles lead to artifacts in a C. elegans toxicity assay
S.K. Hanna, A. Montoro Bustos, L.D. Scanlan, S. Hosbas Coskun, M.E. Johnson, M.R. Winchester, B.C. Nelson, J.T. Elliott, E.J. Petersen, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:35Application of Single Particle ICP-MS for the Determination of Plant Uptake and Biotransformation of CeO2 Nanoparticles
Y. Dan, H. Shi, X. Ma, W. Zhang, K. Liu, C. Stephan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, US
2:55Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles on Hydrophobic Organic Pollutants
E. Sahle-Demessie, C. Han, A. Zhao, H. Grecsek, U.S. Environmental Protectin Agency, US

Wednesday May 25

10:30Life Cycle Nano-EHS perspective: Regulatory & Policy Issues for Nanotechnology CommercializationNational Harbor 4
Session chair: Philip Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health (bio)
10:30Emerging Legal and Product Stewardship Implications of Products of Nanotechnology
L.L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., US
10:50Existing and Anticipated Insurance and Risk Management Issues Facing Nanotechnology Businesses (invited presentation)
J.S. Sano, Prince Lobel Tye LLP, US
11:10The Implications of State Regulatory Schemes Affecting Engineered Nanomaterials in the U.S (invited presentation)
W. Rogers, Jr., Prince Lobel Tye, LLP, US
11:30Panel: Regulatory & Policy Issues for Nanotechnology Commercialization
W. Wohlleben, BASF, DE
H. Chen, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US
Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Engineered Nanoparticles Emitted From Laser Printers: Environmental Health Implications
S.V. Pirela, D. Bello, V. Castranova, Y. Qian, P. Demokritou, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, US
Measurements of release of silver ions from silver nanoparticles in biologically and environmentally relevant conditions
R.I. MacCuspie, N. Patel, K. Marchionda, Natural Immunogenics Corp, US
Environmental Health & Safety of Nanomaterials: Posters 3:30Potomac Registration Hall
Transformation kinetics of metallic nanoparticles in environmental and cell culture exposure media as measured by SP-ICP-MS
C. Stephan, J. Leads, R. Merrifield, PerkinElmer, CA
A Quantitative Assay for Carbon Nanotube Contaminants
Y. Xu, Z. Zhou, J. Miller, D. Patel, Luna Innovations Inc., US
Dyes Adsorption on Cu3(BTC)2 Metal-­Organic Framework
S. Loera­Serna, J. Garcia-Ortiz, E. Ortiz, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, MX
The effects of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on Adipose Derived Stromal Cells functions
Y. Xu, M. Rafailovich, T. Mironava, Stony Brook University, US
Effect of nanoparticle exposure on cells as a function of cell donor age
F. Yang, M.H. Rafailovich, T. Mironava, Stony Brook University, US
Effect of low doses of TiO2 nanoparticles on HeLa cells
Y. Xu, M-T Wei, H.D. Ou-Yang, H.Z. Wang, C. Gordon, P. Brink, M. Rafailovich, T. Mironava, Stony Brook University, US
Recycled PET Nanofibers Produced by Electrospinning Technique
S.S. Gomes, A.M. Oliveira, A. Maia, M.H.A. Zanin, Institute for Technological Research, Group for BioNanoManufacturing, BR
Understanding the uptake and phytoremediation of gold nanoparticles in the environment
E. Schott, C. Pondell, A. van Doorn, V. Connaughton, M.R. Hartings, American University, US
Carbon Nanotubes in reinforced composites: A life cyce perspective
D. Bello, P. Boonruksa, J. Zhang, J. Isaacs, P. Demokiritou, J. Mead, UMass Lowell, US

This symposium highlights the latest applications-focused research, and facilitates discussions on issues related to environmental health and safety of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, life cycle implications, risk assessment and policy issues and environmental nanotechnology applications.

Special emphasis is given to sustainability and safer by design concepts for responsible development of nanotechnology. This implies the need to validate grouping of nanomaterials by their chemical classes or by their mode-of-action, but also the need to benchmark nano-enabled products by parameters such as use pattern and scenario-dependent probabilities of release. Methods and requirements of risk assessment need to be balanced and harmonized between chemicals with and without nano structures.

The Nanotech2016 conference (the largest nanotechnoloy event worldwide) has the convening power to bring together all stakeholders and facilitate discussions on how we can pave the way for a sustainable nanotechnology industry. Applications and EHS implications need to be addressed in parallel while environmental health risk regulations need to be based on scientific evidence.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Industrial perspective on safety and commercialization
  • Linking nanomaterial exposure to biological impact
  • Linking physical and chemical properties to biocompatibility
  • Regulatory issues for nanotechnology commercialization
  • Safer by design concepts for sustainable development of nanomaterials
  • Methods & models for risk assessment and toxicological screening of nanomaterials
  • Environmental nanotechnology and its applications
  • Other

Journal Submissions

NanoImpact

NanoImpact

NanoImpact is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on nanosafety research and areas related to the impacts of manufactured nanomaterials on human and environmental systems and the behavior of nanomaterials in these systems. As such it will publish in the following areas:

Human Nanotoxicology - nano-bio interactions and effects on human health;
Econanotoxicology - nano-bio interactions and effects on organism and ecosystem health;
Exposure - nanomaterial release, fate and behavior in the environment and human/engineered systems;
Risk Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment
Other areas, such as the development of methodological and modelling approaches and the development of materials and methods to enhance nanosafety, are appropriate if there is a clear and demonstrable link to the above themes. Submissions to the 2016 Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials Symposium will be automatically considered by the journal NanoImpact, the selected contents will be reviewed and invited for submission after the conference.

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