About Us


The Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology at the Harvard School of Public Health draws on decades of experience with environmental pollutants and the health effects of particles to address the unique environmental health and safety (EHS) concerns raised by engineered nanomaterials (ENM) and nanotechnology applications.

Our mission is to integrate exposure science and nanotoxicology risk assessment to facilitate science-based decision-making regarding nano-EHS. In doing so, we are bringing together stakeholders including industry, academia, policy makers, and the general public to maximize innovation and growth and minimize environmental and public health risks.