Engineered Nanomaterials and Public Health
The California Department of Public Health wants to inform the general public about "engineered nanomaterials" (ENM or nano particles made by people) which are found increasingly in consumer products, construction materials and in the workplace.
CDPH is working towards:
- safely and responsibly realize the tremendous potential of nanotechnology for the benefit of society,
- raise awareness about the uncertainties associated with these materials,
- find ways to reduce these uncertainties,
- protect public health from the unintended consequences of their use.