• 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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DGUV Nano-Portal:

The Nano-Portal "Safe Handling of Nanomaterials" of the DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance) is available in English since January 2017. The platform is an encompassing information and learning platform on the topics of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. The portal was developed by the Innovation Society, St. Gallen (Switzerland) on behalf of DGUV and the related Social Accident Insurance Institutions. The Nano-Portal contains relevant information and documents and five interactive Nanorama-tools. Two Nanoramas (Production and Laboratory) are already available in English and German.


Nanomaterials are found in many products and industrial processes. For example, many building materials, paints or plastics contain nanomaterials in order to improve the product properties. Therefore, many workers in production and manufacturing processes can come into contact with nanomaterials. However, where exactly are nanomaterials used and which occupational safety measurements have to be applied to protect workers from potential hazards? Which are the relevant regulations and which guidelines are in place for nanomaterials? All these and further questions are answered by the Nano-Portal of the DGUV...



Current Research

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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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