About This Subject Guide
This guide to resources on the health and safety implications of nanotechnology is intended to provide an introduction to some of the key issues this emerging technology presents to researchers, workers, policy makers, and the public. Links to electronic books, websites, reports and journal articles can be accessed through the tabs at the top of this page.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) defines nanomaterial as “a material with any external dimensions in the nanoscale or having internal structure or surface structure in the nanoscale.” This definition has been used as the basis for working definitions in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and development (OECD), among others. In 2014 the ISO definition of Nanoscale was modified to mean the “length ranging from approximately 1nm to 100 nm.” (From: http://www.ciel.org/Publications/Nano_definition_Nov2014.pdf)