Do Engineered Nanoparticles Emitted from Laser Printers have Health Implications?

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CHALLENGE: Characterize the engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in toner formulations and study the release of the ENMs during consumer use of laser printers. Characterize their physiochemical, morphological, and toxicological properties. SOURCE: Printers from the four most commercially available manufacturers and models using a variety of printer toner powder and paper were used during printing. PROCESS: The […]

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Micro/Nano-Scale Investigation Addresses Polystyrene Manufacturing Challenges

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Challenge: A manufacturer was experiencing production issues associated with polystyrene vessels in a life science application. Our challenge was to investigate the problem, which was impacting multiple product lines, to determine the root cause of failure and provide a means of resolution. Material: Polystyrene is critical to biomedical research and science. Its optical clarity and ability […]

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Nanotechnology- RJ Lee Group Designs and Conducts a Multiphase Study

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Nanotechnology – the Good and the Unknown Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This technology has already improved our lives with cleaner and more cost-effective energy sources and more efficient drugs. However, the unique properties exhibited by unbound engineered nanoparticles (UNP) can also potentially cause adverse health effects to workers […]

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