National Library of Medicine Hazardous Substances Data Bank Adds First Set of Nanomaterial Records
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) has added its first set of nanomaterial records. Nanotechnology is the study of matter on an atomic and molecular scale, i.e. structures 100 nanometers or smaller.
The nanomaterial records are peer-reviewed and contain information on toxicity, manufacturing and use, chemical and physical properties, environmental fate and exposure, and more. There are currently seven HSDB nanomaterial records. Due to the continually evolving nature of this field, information and/or records will be added as data become available.
The HSDB and nanomaterial records can be accessed at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB