We are pleased to invite you for the 4th International Workshop on CNT's Toxicology and Safety (IWCTS) to be held on Nov. 8th (Mon.) 2010 in Nagano, Japan. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) R&D is shifting from research to commercial development, and their useful applications have been emerging in various fields of industries. Under such circumstances, exposure to CNTs will increase substantially and particularly in the working environment. Although any decisive conclusion has still not yet been discussed on the toxicity among regulatory, it is apparently necessary for us to consider appropriate handling methods to avoid unnecessary inhalation in working places and spreading into environment. This precautious approach, we believe, accomplish "Safety for Success" declared by US EPA after all. This workshop will provide broad overviews about the CNT biological evaluation and safe methods for applications nano-carbon materials. Invited specialists in biological evaluations on particles will give their lectures on CNT's toxicity, which is a great and fascinating opportunity for us to meet them directly.
Morinobu Endo, Chairman
-Dr. C. Schleh
Comprehensive Pneumology Center (CPC) - Institute of Lung Biology and Disease (iLBD), Garmany
-Prof. G. Oberdörster
University of Rochester, U.S.A.
-Dr. J. Kanno
National Institure of Health Sciences, Japan
-Prof. D. Lison
Louvain Centre for Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology(LTAP) Catholic university of Louvain, Belgium