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EpiNano Program (2014) National Institute of  Sanitary Surveillance, France. Has the aim of supervising the health of workers manipulating or handling nanomaterials.

Ferreira Jensen, T. (2013, November). Mais um ano sem informação sobre nanotecnologias na indústria química paulista. Por que?

Statement issued at the International Workshop on Nanotechnology & Society in Latin America: Nanotechnology & Labor, in Curitiba, Brazil on September 5th, 2013.

ReLANS & CAATA (March, 2012).  Researchers of ReLANS and of the Centro de Análisis y Acción en Tóxicos y sus Alternativas (CATAA) talk about the social implications and to the environment of nanotechnology:

ETUC (2010). ETUC 2nd Resolution on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials.

European Trade union Institute (ETUI). What role can the unions play in Europe’s industrial policy?

Custódio, Pinto A. (2011). Nanotechnology: Transport to a New Universe. Brasil: Fundacentro.

Interview to Enildo Iglesias (2010). The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF).

Public Manifest (2010). I Simpósio Internacional Impactos das Nanotecnologias à Saúde dos Trabalhadores e ao Meio-ambiente.

NanoCap (2009). European Conference. Working and Living with Nanotechnology.Trade Union and NGO positions.

Unions Tasmania Tasmanian Branch of the ACTU (2009). Tasmanian unions call for mandatory labelling of products containing nanomaterials (Press release)

ACTU(Australian Council of Trade Unions). (2009) Fact Sheet. ACTU:

ETUC (2008). ETUC resolution on nanotechnology and nanomateriales.

FNV (2008). Occupational health risks nanoparticles. E-mail letter to the Minister of Social Affairs.

UITA (2007). The IUF Resolution. (link)

Kimbrell, George (2007). Broad International Coalition Issues Principles for Strong Oversight of Nanotechnology. 31 July,

Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) (2005). Submission to a senate inquiry into workplace exposure to toxic dust, including silica dust and nanoparticles. In: Anna Salleh Unions say nano-loopholes may hurt workers. ABC Science on line.


 ETC Group (2005). The potential impacts of nano-scale technologies on commodity markets: The implications for commodity dependent Developing countries. South Centre Trade Research Papers, 4.

Articles of Interest

Invernizzi, N. & Foladori, G. (2010). Nanotechnology Implications for Labor. Nanotechnology Law & Business Journal, 7-1.

Foladori, G & Záyago, E. (2010). What Lies Beneath: Trade Unions and the Moratorium on the Commercialisation of Nanotechnologies. Science, Technology & Society 15:1 :155–168.

Sarma, Shilpanjali Deshpande & Chaudhury, Saswata. (2009). SocioEconomic Implications of Nanotechnology Applications. Nanotechnology Law & Business Journal, 6-2.

Foladori, G.; Invernizzi, N. (2008). Los trabajadores de la agricultura y la alimentación cuestionan las nanotecnologías. Foladori, G.; Invernizzi, N. (Eds). Nanotecnologías en la Alimentación y Agricultura, 81-94. Montevideo: Universidad de la República.

Song, Y., Li, X., & Du, X. (2009). Exposure to nanoparticles is related to pleural effusion, pulmonary fibrosis and granuloma. European Respiratory Journal, 34(3), 559–567.


Liou, S., Tsou, T., Wang, S., Li, L., Chiang, H., Li, W., Chung, Y. (2012). Epidemiological study of health hazards among workers handling engineeared nanomaterials. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14(878), 1–15.


Liao, H.-Y., Lai, C.-H., & et al. (2013). Six-month follow-up study of health markers of nanomaterilas among workers handling engineered nanomaterials. Nanotoxicology, early on line, 1–11. doi:10.3109/17435390.2013.858793


Journeay, W. S., & Goldman, R. H. (2014). Occupational Handling of Nickel Nanoparticles: A Case Report. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. doi:10.1002/ajim.22344

Interview of the IUF to William H. Kojola and David Azoulay.

Nanotechnology: points of convergence

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