Independent studies that indicate that the purity and inertness of nanodiamond reduces the risk that is posses a biohazard. Due to widespread concern about the growing use and presence of nanomaterials in the workplace, I am sure there will be many more studies. However, in comparison to other nanomaterials, including carbon-based materials, nanodiamond looks very favorable.
Presented by Lars Erikson of ManTech, contractor to DoD logistics program, at the July 30 EC Nano ESOH WG mtg.
A overview of the potential for nanotechnologies from an Army perspective.
The EPAs final document which was published in the Federal Register 15 Feb 07, provides a series of recommendations for research on risks and potential exposure pathways for nanomaterials; development of methods for detecting nanomaterials; and recommendations for promoting green manufacturing and energy. Many of the recommendations were included in a draft released in late 2005, but the increased focus on green applications of nanomaterials is new.
Mantech Study on implications of nanomaterials for transforming logistics.
ManTech studied uses/applications of nanotechnology relevant to DoD