On February 1, 2023, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will hold a webinar on the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) implications of metal nanoparticles in aquatic environments. According to NNI, the focus will be on copper and copper oxide, nickel, and silver nanoparticles. Each expert panelist will provide an overview on the current state of knowledge for a particular metal nanoparticle. The panelists will discuss methods used for identifying, measuring, and assessing the potential effects of the metal nanoparticle in aquatic environments. Jim Dobrowolski, National Program Leader, National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), will moderate the panel, which will include:

  • Stacey Harper, Professor, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University;
  • Custodio Muianga, Environmental Health Scientist, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)/National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and
  • Olga Tsyusko, Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky.

Registration is now open.