• Knowledge Base

    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

    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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The US agency for occupational health and safety OSHA recently published a new fact sheet on working safely with nanomaterials. Workers who use nanotechnology in research or production processes may be exposed to nanomaterials through inhalation, skin contact or ingestion. It provides basic information to workers and employers on the most current understanding of potential hazards associated with this rapidly-developing technology and highlights measures to control exposure to nanomaterials in the workspace.

 

About OSHA: With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, US Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions fpr working men and women by setting and enforcing stadards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

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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