DGUV Nanorama
The DGUV Nano-Portal contains aside from exhaustive information material also interactive 360°-Nanoramas, which depict standards for a safe work environment with nanomaterials in different job fields. These applications have now been optimised for use on mobile devices (tablets, smartphones). This allows the nanoramas to be used "on site" during training, without the need for a computer or laptop. Nanomaterials are found in many industrial products and processes. Several construction materials, paint or plastics contain nano materials that are supposed to enhance the properties of...

UBA Scientific Stakeholder Meeting
From 10th–11th October 2017, the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) is hosting a scientific stakeholder meeting on Nanomaterials in the Environment at the UBA Headquarters in Dessau-Rosslau, Germany. The meeting focusses on regulatory relevant results of German and European research projects on nanomaterials in the environment which are carried out or finalised in the current years. The event is organised by UBA and financed by the German Federal Ministry of for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). Deadline for Registration is 15th August...

nanoFate-Model
While there is currently no evidence that engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) pose a significant threat to the environment, many gaps in our knowledge remain with regard to ENM ecotoxicity. The lack of evidence should by no means be interpreted to imply that environmental damage cannot occur. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have developed a dynamic multimedia fate and transport model (nanoFate; not to be confused with the European NanoFATE project) to predict the time-dependent accumulation of metallic engineered nanomaterials across environmental...

ECHA
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published five documents that will help registrants preparing dossiers that cover nanoforms ahead of the 2018 registration deadline. The documents, which have undergone a comprehensive consultation process, include two new pieces of guidance as well as recommendations and updates of the existing guidance on nanomaterials.  Nano-specific Appendix to Chapter R.6 of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (QSARs and grouping of chemicals), Version 1.0, May 2017. (PDF, 900 KB)It advises registrants on...

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