In June 2016, the University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) published a new addition to our popular series of community information sheets, this one focused on nanoparticles. The nanoparticle information sheet describes what nanoparticles are, where they come from, how they affect people’s health, and how to limit exposure. As always, the information that the sheet contains is tailored to our audience (US Southwest and Arizona-Sonora Border region), is available in both English and Spanish and provides the reader with references for additional information. The information sheet is available at https://superfund.cals.arizona.edu/info-material/information-sheets/english/what-are-nanoparticles.
This has been a team effort involving multiple disciplines and incorporating student, faculty, and agency expertise. Thanks go to former UA SRP Trainees Dr. Hazel Cox and Dr. Adriana Ramos Ruiz who created the nanoparticle community information sheet. We are also grateful for the efforts of Dr. Reyes Sierra (UA SRP), Dr. Scott Boitano (UA), Dr. Eric Lutz (Centers for Disease Control), and Dr. Paul Pantano (University of Texas – Dallas) who each provided expert review of the document. CEC coordinator Denise Ramirez Moreno assembled the factsheet and program coordinator, Rocío Estrella, completed a culturally relevant translation of the document into Spanish.