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    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.

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    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

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    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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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published five documents that will help registrants preparing dossiers that cover nanoforms ahead of the 2018 registration deadline. The documents, which have undergone a comprehensive consultation process, include two new pieces of guidance as well as recommendations and updates of the existing guidance on nanomaterials.


ECHA Document 2017 1.	Nano-specific Appendix to Chapter R.6 of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment


Nano-specific Appendix to Chapter R.6 of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (QSARs and grouping of chemicals), Version 1.0, May 2017. (PDF, 900 KB)
It advises registrants on how to justify the use of hazard data between nanoforms (and the non-nanoforms) and within groups of nanoforms of the same substance.



ECHA Document 2017 How to prepare registration dossiers that cover nanoforms - best practices.



How to prepare registration dossiers that cover nanoforms: best practices, Version 1.0, May 2017. (PDF, 500 KB)
This document gives recommendations for distinguishing between different nanoforms of a substance, and how to report information on nanoforms consistently in the dossiers. This document was originally intended to be a guidance document, but as a consequence of the Board of Appeal decision in Case A-011-2014, ECHA is publishing this as an advisory best practice document.


  • Read the complete press release (safenano.org, 25.05.207) online via http://www.safenano.org/news/news-articles/echa-publishes-final-reach-guidance-for-nanomaterials/ 


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.


Current Events

Tue Apr 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

Spotlight Research

Nano-safety - topic of the future

In October we would like to present the special issue "Future Nanosafety" published in "Chemical Research in Toxicology".

In 17 articles operation procedures for future test methods, alternatives for animal testing, safe-by-design processes and detection methods of nanoparticles are presented.






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