19.621 Nanomaterials: Exposure, Health and Safety

Nanomaterials: Exposure, Health and Safety

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 34722
Status Active

This course presents a comprehensive overview of environmental health and safety issues of nanotechnology, with focus on biologically based exposure assessment and control. Methods based on biology, toxicology, and knowledge of disease mechanisms are presented for identifying and quantifying nanoscale materials exposures found in occupational/environmental setting and consumer products and for designing exposure assessments for the study of health effects. This course is needed to fill a gap in the current curriculum offerings and to assist the various researchers in understanding possible risks associated with diverse nanotechnologies. The course will include introductory lectures, paper critiques, and laboratory sessions.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 19.503 Toxicology and Health and 19.514 Aerosol Science.