NIOSH has interest in:
(1) Identification of industries or occupations in which exposures to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers can occur;
(2) Trends in the production and use of carbon nanotubes and nanofibers;
(3) Exposure measurement data;
(4) Case reports or other health information demonstrating possible health effects in workers exposed to carbon nanotubes or nanofibers;
(5) Reports of experimental in vivo and in vitro studies that provide evidence of a dose-relationship between exposure to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers and biological activity;
(6) Reports of experimental data on the airborne characteristics of carbon nanotubes or nanofibers, including information on the amounts that are inhalable and respirable;
(7) Criteria and rationale for including workers in a medical surveillance and screening program;
(8) Description of work practices and engineering controls used to reduce or prevent workplace exposure to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers; and
(9) Educational materials for worker safety and training on the safe handling of carbon nanotubes and nanofibers.
This announcement follows an earlier conference by NIOSH in July 2010.