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Engineered Nanoparticles: Review of Health and Environmental Safety

Objective

The overall aim of the ENRHES project is to perform a comprehensive scientific review of the health and environmental safety of fullerenes, CNTs, metal and metal oxide nanomaterials. The review will consider sources, pathways of exposure, the health and environmental outcomes of concern, in the context informing the regulation of the potential risks of engineered nanoparticles. We will employ a standardised information management strategy and a matrix approach to maximise the gain to partners and beneficiaries involved with the review. The specific objectives will be to review information on: § production, use and exposure to the target engineered nanomaterials § persistence, bioaccumulation and interactions of the engineered nanoparticles in living & environmental systems; § differences in toxicity posed by variations in size, type and chemical composition. On the basis of the review, prioritised recommendations on each of the above points will be developed and set in the context of informing policy makers in the development of methods to address exposure as it relates to the potential hazards posed by engineered nanoparticles, and in the development of appropriate regulation.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-CSA-1
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Coordinator

EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY
Address
Colinton Road 219
EH14 1DJ Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 40 232
Administrative Contact
Vicki Stone (Prof.)

Participants (4)

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 84 349
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susy Scarisbrick (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 29 639
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birte Kastrup Rasmussen (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 29 728
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raymond Crandon (Mr.)
Institute of Nanotechnology
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 15 990
Address
Innovation Park University Of Stirling - The Alpha Centre 6
FK9 4NF Stirling
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robina Fisher (Ms.)