OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials

NNI member agencies and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD): OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) is leading an international effort by the OECD member nations and other nonmember nations and organizations to coordinate and collaborate on approaches for better understanding the environmental, health, and safety impacts and the benefits of nanotechnology. In 2008, the WPMN embarked on a cooperative international program to conduct testing on 14 nanomaterials types across 59 environmental endpoints. The EPA is leading the U.S. effort to sponsor the testing of many of these materials. NIOSH continues its leadership role in the OECD WPMN steering group on Cooperation on Exposure Measurement and Exposure Mitigation.

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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA


Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies