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Support of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 – Lead in Paint on Toys
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

After enactment of the CPSIA, a collaboration was established between the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and NIST for the purpose of … more

Evaluation of Oleoresin Capsicum (Pepper Spray) Canisters for Chemical Content and Reliability
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Aerosol sprays containing oleoresin capsicum, an extract of hot peppers, have been widely used by law enforcement agencies to subdue … more

A New SRM for Better Beryllium Safety
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Beryllium exposure poses a significant health risk, and a new SRM has been developed to enhance beryllium safety in the workplace. SRM 1877 … more

Marine Environmental Metabolomics
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

NIST is developing NMR-based metabolomics for use as a tool to expand research on the impacts of environmental stressors on marine organisms. The … more

Analytical Metrology in Support of the US Hydrogen Infrastructure
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Under the initiative 'Enabling the Hydrogen Economy,' NIST will apply its unique facilities and expertise in the multi-agency effort to make … more

Measurements and Standards for Contaminants in Biological (Human) Materials
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

For the past 25 years NIST has developed a number of biological fluid and tissue Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) primarily for clinically … more

International Comparisons
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

Because of NIST's role as the National Metrology Institute (NMI) in the U.S., the Chemical Sciences Division's measurement capabilities must be … more

Advanced IC Interconnects - Process Metrology and Models
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The objective for Advanced IC Interconnects is to provide measurement standards and advanced measurement methods supporting metrology needs of the … more

Gas and Particulate Concentration Measurements and Standards
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The objective is to develop and demonstrate accurate and robust measurement approaches that will establish optical absorption line intensities … more

Measurements and Standards for Botanical Dietary Supplements
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement among the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Institutes of Health's … more

Fatty Acids in Human Serum and Plasma Quality Assurance Program
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) have … more

Metrologies for Protein Structure, Function, and Modeling
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

NIST researchers in the Macromolecular Structure and Function Group are involved in a joint research program with scientists from the University … more

Electron Ionization Library Component of the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Library and NIST GC Retention Index Database
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed and maintains an Electron Ionization (EI) Library as part of the … more

Performance Metrics for Proteomics
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

In collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer (CPTC) , NIST researchers are developing specific … more

Peptide Mass Spectral Libraries
Last Updated Date: 01/20/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing a peptide mass spectral library as an extension of the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral … more

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