NanoValid Newsletter February 2012
As a EU FP7 flagship project, NanoValid has mobilized the necessary expertise and resources to adequately respond to the growing production and use of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in a multitude of technical applications and consumer products. The project will in particular address the question, if and how these new materials will increase exposure on humans and ecosystems. As our current knowledge is still weak and established test methods not appropriate to reliably assess hazard, exposure and possible risks, existing standardized measurement and test methods will be subjected to a rigorous validation program with the aim to develop new reference methods and materials applicable to ENM. Practical case studies will help to assess the feasibility of developed reference methods to improve the performance of existing exposure monitoring, risk reduction, LCA and modelling approaches.
To read more about it, please check out the 1st NanoValid Newsletter February 2012.
Our research collaborations include:
- Dana Kuhnel, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UfZ
- C.A.M van Gestel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Hailei Zheng, Xiamen University
- Lisa Vaccari, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
- Matjaž Godec, Institute of Metals and Technology
- Rebeka Rudolf, Zlatarna Celje
- Vladimir Vrečko, Cinkarna Celje