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    Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ...
    Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.

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    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

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  • Research

    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

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  • Nano Basics

    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.

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Welcome to DaNa2.0 (Data and knowledge on Nanomaterials)

What exactly are nanoparticles? What is meant by “exposure”? When do toxicologists speak of a risk? This and many more questions regarding research on safety aspects of nanomaterials are answered here: www.nanoobjects.info

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LICARA guidelines

The LICARA guidelines are geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from all branches of industry, and help weigh up the pros and cons of nanomaterials and make decisions on their use. The guidelines also do their bit towards efficient communication in the value added chain.

 

The use of nanomaterials can yield new or significantly improved product features. Industry would like to use the specific properties of nanomaterials for competitive products, but also avoid risks to humans and the environment. Many questions on the benefits and risks of nanomaterials are still open and the European legislation is challenging.

Empa issued a set of guidelines entitled LICARA as part of the EU-Project «LICARA» in conjunction with the Dutch research institution TNO, Nano-Cluster Bodensee and six other partners from European industry. The guidelines address the following questions:

  • Where and how can nanomaterials be useful?
  • What are nanospecific hazards for humans and the environment?
  • What legal framework is there?
  • How sustainable are nanoproducts?

 

In addition to the guidelines, an Excel tool, the LICARA nanoSCAN, is available to illustrate benefit-risk trade-offs with nanomaterials semi-quantitatively. The easy-to-use LICARA guidelines are available for download at www.empa.ch/licara, where the link to the LICARA nanoSCAN is also provided.

 

The complete press release as well as further information can be accessed via the following link https://www.empa.ch/web/s604/guideline-licara

 

 

 

Current Research

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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.

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Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.

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Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.

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