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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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EU-Projekts "NanoSupport

Until now the European chemical regulation REACH is only applicable for nanomaterials in a few cases although this inclusion of nanomaterials could have a positive impact on health, environment and society. That states the latest report of a study conducted by the EU Project NanoSupport that was commissioned by the European Commission
In 2012 the DG Environment of the European Commission launched the NANO SUPPORT" project (Scientific technical support on assessment of nanomaterials in REACH registration dossiers and adequacy of available information) to generate Scientific and technical support for the assessment of nanomaterials under REACH.
In a first step, EU experts compiled a list of 21 possible actions on how to integrate nanomaterials in REACH of which 12 are already implemented in the current reach dossiers. The latest report now describes the examination and evaluation of a possible impact for companies, consumers, human health and the environment if the other nine amendments should be implemented as well

Full report of  NANO SUPPORT Project (Task 2)
Examination and assessment of consequences for industry, consumers, human health and the environment of possible options for changing the REACH requirements for nanomaterials. REFERENCE: IHCP/2011/I/05/27/OC. BiPRO GmbH in cooperation with Institute of Applied Ecology, 14th January 2013. (PDF, 1,3 MB).


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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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