Michael Weeks, CIH, has practiced industrial hygiene since 1996. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Exposure Assessment Strategies and Student and Early Career Professionals Committees, and he was a member of the inaugural class of the AIHA’s Future Leaders Institute.
Frederick W. Boelter, CIH, PE, has more than 30 years of industrial hygiene, environmental engineering and risk management experience. He is the Principal Consultant of Boelter Associates, Inc., a licensed engineering firm that provides solutions to occupational health, public health and environmental problems.
Catherine Simmons, CIH has more than 23 years of experience in environmental health, industrial hygiene, and occupational safety. Ms. Simmons is the president of the Chicago AIHA Local Section and a member of the National AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee.
The field of nanotechnology promises to impact our future significantly. Nanosized materials are used in numerous products already on the market, and many more are in development. Researchers project that nanomaterials may help us solve the energy and environmental crises and find a cure for cancer. But these breakthroughs bring many unknowns.