2018 National Biodefence Strategy

2018 National Biodefence Strategy

The 2018 National Biodefence Strategy was released in September 2018 to put in place a single coordinated effort across the U.S. government to addresses biological threats, including those that are naturally occurring (such as infectious diseases), deliberate (such as biological weapons), or accidental (such as failure of biocontainment).

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US National Nanotechnology Initiative holds Second Quantitative Estimate of Exposure to Nanomaterials Conference (QEEN II) Oct 9-10

US National Nanotechnology Initiative holds Second Quantitative Estimate of Exposure to Nanomaterials Conference (QEEN II) Oct 9-10

Jo Anne Shatkin, as well as new team members Dr. Shaun Clancy, and Cassidy Pomeroy-Carter were part of the planning and coordination of the conference, organizing panel discussions on exposure to nanomaterials in food and food contact items, and stakeholder perspectives, respectively.

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Flushed Contacts found in Surface Water

Flushed Contacts found in Surface Water

A recent survey of randomly selected users of disposable contact lenses found that more than 20% of people flush their contact lenses down the toilet or washed them down the sink instead of placing them in the garbage.

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