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Exposing Nanoparticles – It’s Gotten Personal

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  • 10:11AM Apr 22, 2014
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Nanoparticles, microscopic particles with at least one dimension less than 100 nm, are a part of everyone’s daily life. You don’t have to be involved in their manufacture to be exposed to nanoparticles. Walking down the street we are exposed to vehicle exhaust (man-made nanoparticles); while on vacation at the beach everyone has come in […]

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Nanomaterials and Industrial Hygiene featured in The Synergist

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  • 4:14PM Nov 22, 2013
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Do you understand how engineered nanomaterial properties differ during production, processing, and disposal? How about the evaluation of potential risks associated with nanoparticle fabrication, handling, machining, or containerizing? When it comes to nanomaterials, it’s hard to see all the risks that workers encounter, literally and hypothetically. A recent article co-authored by Keith Rickabaugh of RJ […]

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New Frontiers in Nanomaterials – Innovation and Safety Concerns

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  • 5:55PM Nov 18, 2013
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Materials scientists developing nanomaterials have been harnessing their unique properties in remarkable ways creating significant opportunities for innovation. But, the excitement these discoveries generate must be tempered with a concern for the safety of those working with and producing nanomaterials, as well as those who use the products in which they are found. This year’s […]

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A Strategy for Assessing Workplace Exposures to Nanomaterials

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  • 3:21PM May 21, 2013
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The exposure potential to nanomaterials is a hot topic for industry, government, health organizations and those concerned with the environment. A strategy is needed that can identify the jobs or tasks that carry the risk of potential exposure; one that can ensure that the risks to workers handling nanomaterials are being managed properly. This article […]

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What We’re Reading: April 12, 2013

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  • 1:38PM Apr 12, 2013
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Check out the latest articles, hand-picked by our experts for your reading pleasure: EPA Announces New List of Chemicals Targeted for Risk Assessment Under TSCA, Including 20 Flame Retardants A Strike against Fracking in California Analysts expect nanotech drug delivery boom despite safety concerns Scientists call for more neurotoxicity tests for PBDEs

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XEI Scientific reports on how RJ Lee Group has applied Evactron® plasma technology for specimen cleaning

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  • 11:45AM Jan 09, 2013
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Nanotechnology Now, a website reporting on developments in the nanotechnology sector, reported that RJ Lee Group, Inc. has used Evactron® plasma technology to clean specimens ahead of analysis in electron microscopes.  The piece details RJ Lee Group’s expertise in a number of areas, including analytical laboratory testing in the nanotechnology arena. Since RJ Lee Group’s […]

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Regulatory and Policy Issues to Watch for in 2013

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  • 1:59PM Dec 05, 2012
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With 2013 quickly approaching, we met with our experts to get their take on some key regulatory and policy issues that may be developing in the new year. Here are the top issues that they identified, in no particular order: 1. ASTM Subcommittee to Address Standards for Fracking A newly formed ASTM International Subcommittee (D18.26 […]

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New and Old Diesel Components Under Scrutiny

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  • 2:08PM Oct 15, 2012
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Statements by an international agency and recently published research have focused attention on the health and environmental effects of diesel fuel exhaust, opening the door for legal action associated with traditional (pre-1988) exhaust and prompting a closer look at nano-additives in modern, cleaner burning diesel. Recent litigation is related to diesel emissions based on the […]

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RJ Lee Group Assists in Developing Sampler for Collection of Nanoparticles

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  • 11:27AM Oct 12, 2012
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(MONROEVILLE, Pa., October 12, 2012) RJ Lee Group, Inc. materials characterization laboratory and industrial forensics consulting firm joined forces with Colorado State University Associate Professor Dr. John Volckens, to help commercialize a prototype device for measuring nanoparticles in the air.  RJ Lee Group’s Senior Scientist and Vice President, Mr. Gary Cassucio, Mr. John Mastovich, Project […]

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Physicochemical and Morphological Characterization of Nanoparticles From Photocopiers: Implications for Environmental Health

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  • 3:11PM Jul 29, 2012
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In a recent article published in the peer-reviewed Nanotoxicology journal, RJ Lee Group’s Dr. Kristin Bunker, along with Dhimiter Bello, John Martin, Christopher Santeufemio, Qingwei Sun, Martin Shafer, and Philip Demokritou, explores the potential linking of printing and photocopying with environmental health effects by analyzing nanoparticles produced by the technologies. Here is the abstract:

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