logo_NIOSHThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the U.S. federal agency and part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

NIOSH produces new scientific knowledge and provides practical solutions vital to reducing risks of injury and death in traditional industries, such as agriculture, construction, and mining. The NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) has pioneered research on the toxicological properties and characteristics of nanoparticles. This research has involved characterizing occupationally relevant nanoparticles for predicting whether these particles pose a risk of adverse health effects and for providing guidance on controlling workplace exposures. NIOSH scientists design, conduct, and support targeted research, both inside and outside the institute, and support the training of occupational health and safety professionals to build capacity and meet increasing needs for a new generation of skilled practitioners.

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