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Investigating the emissions of nanomaterials from composites and other solid articles during machining processes

By Safe Work Australia.  Publication date : March, 18, 2013

The report finds that significant quantities of material, which can present health risk, are emitted from composites by high energy machining processes like cutting with an electric disc saw or band saw. If the composite contains a hazardous nanomaterial, the health risk from the […]

NABIIT: Independent peer review panel strongly recommends continuation of research programme

By The Danish Council for Strategic Research and  The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

Date of publication: Mar 06, 2013

An independent, international peer review panel has carried out an evaluation of the programme “Interdisciplinary Use of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Information and Communication Technology” (NABIIT) funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research…

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Slipping Through the Cracks: An Issue Brief on Nanomaterials in Foods

By Andrew Behar, Danielle Fugere, Michael Passoff, Edited by As You Sow 2013

The study « Slipping Through the Cracks: An Issue Brief on Nanomaterials in Food » shows results of a survey of 2,500 food companies about their use of nanomaterials in food products, as well as laboratory results showing titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles in […]

Substances émergentes, polluants émergents dans les déchets. Analyse et prospective

Rapport final  juin 2012

par M.-A. Marcoux, M. Matias, F.Olivier. – Ecogeos 2012.

Une synthèse bibliographique et des entretiens auprès d’experts à partir d’une liste pré-établie de substances nanoparticules, micropolluants, OGM, pesticides, résidus médicamenteux) ont permis d’évaluer les informations et les connaissances disponibles quant à la présence de ces catégories de […]

Development of an inventory for consumer products containing nanomaterials

Dr. M.I. Bakker Centre for Substances and Integrated Risk Assessment. Final report

DG Environment is seeking a methodology to set up a database containing information on nanomaterials in consumer products and to record data on identified products in a sample database. The Call for Tender stated that the database should serve various […]

Évaluation de l’exposition des travailleurs aux nanoparticules

Par l’Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) Canada.

octobre 2012

Pour la première fois, des résultats d’évaluation des concentrations de nanomatériaux (NM) provenant de cas réels d’exposition professionnelle sont publiés. Ils découlent d’une étude dont l’objectif principal était d’évaluer l’exposition à des NM, soit à des particules […]

Filling the Knowledge Gaps for Safe Nanotechnology in the Workplace.

A Progress Report from the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center, 2004–2011

By initiating a plan to conduct concurrent and integrated research in each of these 10 critical areas, NIOSH has undertaken the challenge of addressing the information and knowledge gaps necessary to protect workers so that the ultimate societal benefits of nanotechnology can be realized. […]

Human Health Hazard Assessment and Classification of Carbon Nanotubes

By Safe Work Australia October 2012

The report recommends that multi-walled carbon nanotubes should be classified as hazardous unless toxicological or other data for specific types implies otherwise.

Source:http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/AboutSafeWorkAustralia/WhatWeDo/Publications/Documents/725/Human_Health_Hazard_Assessment_and_Classification_of_Carbon_Nanotubes.pdf

Report on the European Commission’s Public Online Consultation

Towards A Strategic Nanotechnology Action Plan 2010-2015.

This report outlines the purpose of the questionnaire and the methodologies that were followed in its design, execution and analysis. It provides an overview and summary of the main conclusions and highlights the overall opinions of respondents.

Source:http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/snap/report_en.pdf