• Knowledge Base

    Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ...
    Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.

  • News

    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

  • Research

    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

  • Nano Basics

    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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Data on new, innovative and safe application related materials


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Nano to go! Guidelines

Nano to go! is practically oriented guidance on safe handling of nanomaterials and other innovative materials at the workplace. The Guidance Document "Nano to go!" that has been prepared within the EU FP7 NanoValid project for the safe handling of nanomaterials contains a brochure, field studies, presentations and general documents to comprehensively support risk assessment and risk management. The tool was developed within the project by the German Federal Institute for Occupational health (BAuA).


All documents of "Nano to go!" can be downloaded via the BAuA website http://www.baua.de/en/Research/Research-Project/f2268.html


  • Flyer "Nano to go!" (PDF, 296 KB)
  • Brochure "Safe handling of nano materials and other advanced materials at workplaces" (PDF, 3 MB)




Current Research

Graphene interlayer © bonninturina / fotolia.com

Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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