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Nanosafety Cluster Newsletter Autumn Issue

The European NanoSafety-Cluster (NSC) has recently published the autumn 2015 issue of its newsletter. The issue focuses on providing updates and developments arising from the recent NSC meeting held on the 30th September 2015 at the OECD Paris, which also gave two of the large scale projects, NanoValid and Marina, a valuable opportunity to convene, discuss, and share outcomes. During this meeting, the NSC community revisited tasks and appointments for the Working Group chairs and turned its attention to tools, frameworks and databases in NanoSafety. Minutes and presentations from the meeting can be downloaded from the NSC website.

The newsletter also provides updates from on-going NSC projects, outcomes of projects in their final stages, recent publications and details of significant forthcoming events.


The complete newsletter (PDF, 4.6 MB) is available for download via



The NSC Newsletter link is sent out quarterly to over 70,000 people, targeting all NSC project partners and relevant stakeholder groups across the globe, including researchers, industrialists, policy-makers, regulatory and standardisation bodies, SMEs and NGOs, and the wider general public. Suggestions for content and any feedback can be sent via E-Mail to Lesley Tobin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



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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.


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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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