Best practices from nano-risk analysis relevant for other emerging technologies

The experiences gained from the past 15 years of nanomaterial risk analysis may be useful for the risk analysis efforts of other emerging technologies.

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Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge support for this work through diverse funding mechanisms. In particular, K.G. and J.L.J. acknowledges the Game-Changing Research Incentive Program funded through the NC State Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, RTI International and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Science and Technology. K.G. and J.K. gratefully acknowledge the partial support of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State (https://go.ncsu.edu/ges). J.L.J also acknowledges National Science Foundation (NSF) award ECCS-1542015 and the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network, a site in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure. A.B. and K.A.J. acknowledge the Horizon 2020 project, caLIBRAte, for support (Grant agreement no. 686239). S.F.H. wishes to acknowledge the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) project Environmental Nanosafety Phase II. Finally, C.O.H. acknowledges support from the NSF and the Environmental Protection Agency under NSF Cooperative Agreement DBI‐1266252 and EF‐0830093, the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology.

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Grieger, K., Jones, J.L., Hansen, S.F. et al. Best practices from nano-risk analysis relevant for other emerging technologies. Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 998–1001 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41565-019-0572-1

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