Development of a systematic method to assess similarity between nanomaterials for human hazard evaluation purposes – lessons learnt

Within the EU FP-7 GUIDEnano project, a methodology was developed to systematically quantify the similarity between a nanomaterial (NM) that has been tested in toxicity studies and the NM for which risk needs to be evaluated, for the purpose of extrapolating toxicity data between the two materials. The methodology is Read more…

EU Nanosafety Cluster Open Webinar

The EU NanoSafetyCluster is delighted to announce the first in a series of webinars that will introduce its work and the key outcomes from its projects. These webinars, held every 4 months, are open to all interested participants and will start on November 20, at 1500 CET. The first webinar Read more…

Final Report Summary – GUIDENANO: Assessment and mitigation of nano-enabled product risks on human and environmental health

Final Report Summary – GUIDEnano (Assessment and mitigation of nano-enabled product risks on human and environmental health: Development of new strategies and creation of a digital guidance tool for nanotech industries) Executive Summary: Current uncertainties on the safety of nano-enabled products need to be urgently and carefully addressed. Otherwise, public Read more…

NanoFASE in the Horizon Magazine: Nanomaterial tracking to limit impacts on the environment

A new Horizon Magazine feature article discusses how tracking the environmental exposure of the emerging nanomaterial industry could prevent potentially harmful chemicals from polluting soil and water, and how NanoFASE, alongside other EU-funded projects, is working towards achieving these goals. Safer sun cream, energy-storing plastics, non-stick surfaces, richer fertilisers and Read more…

A risk governance framework for assessment and management of human and environmental risks of manufactured nanomaterials

caLIBRAte project has now passed its initial phase, having identified existing knowledge, data, and nano-specific risk assessment tools and models to support development of a nano-risk governance framework. caLIBRAte has clarified the opinions and needs for risk governance amongst stakeholders including industry, regulators, the public and the insurance sector. A Read more…