Nanotoxicology Specialty Section
The objectives of the Nanotoxicology Specialty Section are to:
- Serve as the focal point for interaction of members of the Society of Toxicology interested in "Nanotoxicology."
- Facilitate discussion of the appropriate design of toxicological studies for evaluating the toxicity of nanoscale materials.
- Facilitate discussion (e.g., through symposia) of the most appropriate dosimetrics for evaluating nanoscale materials in vitro and in vivo.
- Facilitate discussion of the most appropriate and validated screening tests for evaluating the toxicity of nanoscale materials and for extrapolating the findings from in vitro studies to in vivo exposures.
- Facilitate discussion regarding the data required for conducting risk assessments of nanoscale materials in the future, addressing the research required to fill data-gaps.
- Facilitate the generation of position papers and review articles by nanotoxicology experts regarding relevant subjects such as dosimetrics, metrology, in vitro toxicity, in vivo toxicity, and risk assessment.
- Conduct educational programs and activities that emphasize current developments and issues in nanotoxicology.
- Relate the developments in nanotoxicology to the activities of the Society of Toxicology and to the toxicology/environmental health sciences community-at-large, with the goal of stimulating interest and growth in nanotoxicology as it relates to the general science of
- Provide a national/international resource on matters relating to nanotoxicology.