Safe Nanotechnology EventOctober 25, 2017

We were delighted to speak at the Safe Nanotechnology workshop in Lancaster this week, the 2nd stakeholders day for the NanoMONITOR consortium.

This workshop was a forum for nanotechnology industry, researchers and regulators to discuss nanotechnology safety, the use of measured data on the concentration of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to support risk assessment, the implementation of safe exposure scenarios, and its regulatory challenges.

Exposure to both naturally occurring and anthropomorphic particulates effects everyone, with some exposures linked to serious health hazards in both humans and the environment. As the uses of ENMs increase in both volume and breadth, it is important to have the technology available to measure exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace and the environment. These will allow the identification and tracking of emerging risks, support the development of robust exposure modelling tools and allow users to prove compliance with regulatory obligations. It is the goal of the NanoMONITOR project to develop a robust sampling and analysing station that will allow the real-time measurement of nanomaterials. NanoMONITOR provides scientific based solutions to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials on a regulatory basis, including critical issues such as environmental, occupational and consumer exposure to ENMs, environmental release and fate in the life cycle and product value chains, and human health impacts of ENMs.

Paul Senior, our Deputy Operations Manager presented “Characterisation of Nanomaterials for REACH and beyond” which explored the techniques available for measuring the particle size analysis, image analysis, and specific surface area of nanomaterials which conformed to the current REACH regulations definition of a Nanomaterial.

Click here for more information on the NanoMONITOR project.

For further information of how escubed may help you with your characterisation needs, please be in touch via our website or e-mail enquiries@escubed.co.uk

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