Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles
Nanotechnology is a practice which involves using nanoscale structures in order to create new materials and products. This procedure is advantageous in distinct medical and scientific fields; however, it could also be hazardous to individuals working with nanoparticles. Studies have shown nanoparticles have the ability to travel into the body through distinct routes of exposure, specifically inhalation, and cause adverse health effects.

The Ohio State University (OSU) Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has created a Nanoparticle Safety Program to minimize the risk associated with the hazards known when handling nanoparticles.