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The HSEnano web-platform is a public and free of charge internet platform, for educational and/or non-commercial use, registered on Creative Commons under Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). The HSEnano is a bilingual web platform (English and Portuguese) about health, safety and environmental nanotechnology and it is supported by the Brazilian National Science Foundation (CNPq), the National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT-Nanocarbon Materials), the Brazilian Network of Nanotoxicity, the University of São Paulo (Brazil), LM2C2 - POLI/USP and the Laboratory for Environmental and Health Nanoscience/Brown University (LEHN/USA).

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Final version: February 2017.


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What is nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

Source: NNI

To learn a little more about nano go to:

Introductory videos about nanotechnology:

Why is it so important to know more about health, safe and environmental issues of nanotechnology?

Nowadays, nanotechnology products, materials and its applications are everywhere! From sockets to candies, high tech military materials or medical target cancer new treatments... In fact, in few years nanotechnology will be invisible and fully incorporated in our daily used materials and products. Then, safe, health and environmental issues and all implication of nanotechnology (mis)use should be discuss with the society.

External source about nanotechnology and consumers: http://www.nanotechproject.org/news/archive/cpsc/

External source about nanotechnology resources for educators: http://www.cns.ucsb.edu/educationresources