Nanoparticle exposure can awaken dormant viruses in the lungs

Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells. This is the result of a study by researchers of Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), which has now been published in the journal ‘Particle and Fibre Toxicology’.

Scientist find ways to cut nanoparticle toxicity levels

Bioengineers and biophysicists from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, the Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in France, and the University of Tubingen in Germany have discovered that the toxicity of nanoparticles depends more on their size and the extent to which their surface area is charged than on […]

2D Material Standards – Why We Need Them

As the industries for graphene and hexagonal boron nitride continue to grow and mature, they have reached the stage where it is vital that appropriate standards are agreed upon. This is demonstrated through several companies marketing their products as graphene, when the reality is that they are closer to graphite………

Nanotechnology experts from across the globe join forces to advance nanomaterials safety assessment

Advancing nanomaterials safety testing was the mission of two European Union-funded Horizon2020 projects, NanoReg2 and GRACIOUS.  They brought together 120 nanotechnology specialists from Europe, North America and Asia at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on September 12-13.  Experts from research, industry, regulation and policy worked to improve how safety information […]

The governance of emerging nano-risk in the semiconductor industry

An increasing number of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are entering the market in everyday products, from healthcare and leisure to electronics, cosmetics, energy, agriculture, food and transport. Whilst for bulk chemicals, there are established regulatory frameworks dealing with the risk for the consumers, workers and the environment, this is not the case for nanomaterials. This situation […]

REACH Registration of Graphene and Graphene Oxide

The GRAPHENE REACH REGISTRATION CONSORTIUM, consisting of the members Applied Graphene Materials UK Ltd., NanoXplore Inc. and The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Material Technology Co. Ltd., is proud to announce that Joint Registration Dossiers for Graphene and Graphene Oxide have been submitted to ECHA prior to the May 31st, 2018 REACH Deadline…….

NIOSH Draft CIB on Occupational Risk Assessment Discusses Emerging Practices, Including Nanomaterials Risk Assessment

On July 26, 2018, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the availability of a draft Current Intelligence Bulletin:  NIOSH Practices in Occupational Risk Assessment.  The draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) describes the underlying science and general approach used by NIOSH researchers when conducting high quality, scientifically sound assessments of the health risk associated with […]

EU member states agree nanomaterial changes to REACH annexes

REACH Registration final deadline: 21 551 chemicals on EU market registered by 31 May 2018 On 31 May 2018 the 10-year period for registering existing chemicals under EU’s Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) has finished. 13 620 European companies have submitted information to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on 21 […]

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