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Risk Assessment for Nanomaterials - May 29

The Society for Risk Analysis(SRA)/Intertox, the Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) and the Cambridge, Mass. Public Health Department are hosting a one-day training seminar May 29 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on "Risk Assessment for Nanomaterials: Current Developments and Trends." According to a meeting announcement on the TURI Web site, "topics will include a discussion of the current understanding of nanomaterial risks, environmental health and safety state-of-the-practice in companies involved with nanomaterials, a discussion of current and anticipated regulatory developments in the field, a primer on the toxicology of nanomaterials (including ecotoxicological issues), and an assessment of appropriate occupational safety and health practices associated with these technologies." For more information, contact Igor Linkov, of SRA/Intertox, at (617) 225-0812 or or go to


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