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Assessment and mitigation of nano-enabled product risks on human and environmental health: Development of new strategies and creation of a digital guidance tool for nanotech industries

Objective

The main objective of GUIDEnano is to develop innovative methodologies to evaluate and manage human and environmental health risks of nano-enabled products, considering the whole product life cycle. A strategy to identify hot spots for release of nanomaterials (NMs) will be followed by decision trees to guide on the use of (computational) exposure models and, when necessary, design of cost-effective strategies for experimental exposure assessment. These will include on-site and off-site monitoring of industrial processes, use, accelerated aging, recycling and disposal set-ups. In all cases, there will be a strong emphasis on the transformation of NMs. Similarly, a tiered strategy to evaluate the environmental fate and the hazards for ecosystem and human health of NMs will be developed. The project will consider pristine synthesized NMs, transformed NMs released during the life cycle of the product, and interactions of the NMs with other substances in their host matrices and ubiquitous pollutants. The project will also develop innovative solutions to reduce identified risks. These will include safer-by-design approaches (to reduce NM hazard, reduce migration and release, or accelerate degradation when released), new technological solutions for exposure control measures, and solutions for waste minimization and treatment.
These developments will be incorporated into an web-based Guidance Tool, which will guide the nano-enabled product developers (industry) into the design and application of the most appropriate risk assessment & mitigation strategy for a specific product. The correct implementation of this guidance will ensure that the risks associated to a nano-enabled product, throughout its whole life cycle, have been appropriately evaluated and mitigated to an acceptable level. This methodology will set up the basis for the certification (by an independent third party), as a risk communication tool addressed to regulators, insurance companies, and the society.
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Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Address

Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 986 024,48

Administrative Contact

Amro Satti (Dr.)

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TORRECID SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 129 429

PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 231 196

RISE INNVENTIA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 139 121

LATI INDUSTRIA TERMOPLASTI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 86 250

INOTEX SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 132 156

SERVIA CANTO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 109 335

TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V LIBERCI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 102 760

CONSORZIO VENEZIA RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 98 221

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 305 284

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 243 599

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 52 726,79

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 314 919

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 622 914

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 300 626

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 72 444,74

GEOCHEM RESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 42 731,52

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 398 943

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 368 932

TYOTERVEYSLAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 454 403

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 235 513

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 507 849

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 337 654

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 282

HONEYWELL SAFETY PRODUCTS EUROPE

France

EU Contribution

€ 331 563

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 91 965

NANOSERVICES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 107 365

THINKWORKS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 449 347

PINTURAS HEMPEL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 700

PINSENT MASONS LLP

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 70 739

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 190 388,21

FUNDACIO HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARI VALL D'HEBRON - INSTITUT DE RECERCA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 289 137,26

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 110 482

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604387

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 143 363,61

  • EU contribution

    € 8 150 000

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

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