Late January 2016, the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a draft document on the Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterial. This document contains a literature review as well as recommendations for the safe handling of silver nanoparticles and research needs to fill in data gaps and is now open for comments with a deadline on 21 March 2016.
The CDC also announced a public meeting on this matter that will be held on 23 March 2016 at the NIOSH/CDC Robert A. Taft Laboratories in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Please follow this link for the announcement of the meeting and this link for the docket on the draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterial.
NIA Members are invited to provide comments following this link.