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Risk assessment in production and use of nanoparticles with development of preventive measures and practice codes

Objective

The proposed project assesses risks involved in production, handling and use of nanoparticles in industrial processes and products, as well as in consumer products. The objectives are to assemble available information on the possible hazards of nanoparticles, to evaluate risks to workers and consumers, to recommend regulatory measures and codes of practice to obviate any danger. The group of nine partners includes laboratories developing nanoparticles or materials, companies presently making or using nano materials, medical research laboratories in pneumology and epidemology, and a large national industry professional association. Working groups consisting of several partners will be formed to collect and evaluate available information on different aspects of the subject. At the conclusion of the project a Conference will be held for presentation of the results and recommendations, including proposed regulations, preventive measures and codes of good practice.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

NANOGATE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Address
Gewerbepark Eschberger Weg
66121 Saarbruecken
Germany

Participants (9)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue Des Martyrs 17
38054 Grenoble
GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH
Germany
Address
Ingolstaedter Landstrase 1
85764 Oberschleissheim
JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
39,Jamova 39
1001 Ljubljana
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
49,Herestraat 49
3000 Louvain / Leuven
OXONICA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Begbroke Science Park 7, Sandy Lane, Yarnton
OX5 1PF Oxford, Kidlington
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Sinitaival 6
33101 Tampere
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Parks Road
OX1 3PJ Oxford
VDI - THE ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERING
Germany
Address
Graf Recke Strasse 84
40239 Duesseldorf
VDI TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM GMBH
Germany
Address
Graf-recke-strasse 84
4002 Duesseldorf