Danish EPA publish series of nanosafety reports
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published several new reports in the field of nanotechnology health and safety arising from an extensive programme of research. These include the following publications:
- Better Control of Nanomaterials (Environmental project no. 1797, 2015). This report presents the results of "Better control of nano" initiative and summarises the main conclusions of a total of 30 reports that were prepared during the four years of effort.
- Environmental Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials (Environmental project no. 1787, 2015). This report presents ecotoxicological data and Predicted No-Effect Concentrations (PNECs) for nine selected nanomaterials which are considered to be environmentally relevant due to high usage or how they are used. These data will, together with data from other reports/projects, be used in an overall assessment of the environmental risk of nanomaterials in Denmark.
- Dermal Absorption of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide Based Sunscreen (Environmental project no. 1736, 2015). This report presents the results of toxicity testing of sunscreen containing nano TiO2 using in vitro and in vivo mouse and human skin models. SAFENANO’s Senior Toxicologist Dr Craig Poland formed part of the Steering Committee for this project.
- Consumer Risk Assessment for Nanoproducts on the Danish Market (Environmental project no. 1730, 2015). This report is the final in a series of documents published as part of the project on consumer exposure and risk assessment of nanomaterials in products on the Danish market.
- Environmental assessment of nanomaterial use in Denmark (Environmental project no. 1788, 2015). This is the concluding report of the project "Nanomaterials – occurrence and effects in the Danish environment" (NanoDEN), which aimed to investigate and generate new environmentally relevant knowledge on nanomaterials on the Danish market and to assess possible risks to the environment.
- Release of nanomaterials from ink and toner cartridges for printers (Environmental project no. 1784, 2015). In this report, release of nanomaterials from toner and ink cartridges for printers on the Danish market have been examined to determine whether this product group shall be reported to the Danish nano- product register.
A full list of reports published by the Danish EPA is available on the Agency's website.
Source: Danish EPA