Partnerships and Collaborations
DTSC - California Department of Pesticide Regulation
DTSC and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) are collaborating on nanoscale silver (nanosilver). The two Cal/EPA departments formed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2010 to work together on nano silver, which is used in products and applications ranging from agricultural pesticides to anti-microbial food containers, appliances, and clothing.
California Nanosafety Consortium of Higher Education
The national Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), public and private universities in California, and DTSC collaborated in developing a best practice guideline to approaching and understanding how to work safely with engineered nanomaterials in the laboratory, This consortium published its Toolkit in April 2012.