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Development of exposure scenarios for nanomaterials


European FP7 project 'NANEX' was coordinated by IOM and aimed to collate currently available information on occupational and consumer exposure and environmental release and available risk management measures. The project, which was completed in early 2011, focused on three types of manufactured nanomaterials:

  • carbon nanotubes;
  • mass-produced nanomaterials (TiO2); and
  • specialised nanomaterials (nano-silver).
Information from the peer-reviewed and gray literature was reviewed and a small number of case illustrations have been carried out, followed by a gap analysis and definition of future research needs.

The final project report from NANEX is available to download here.
In addition, the research undertaken as part of MARINA has led to publication of the following peer-reviewed paper co-authored by IOM/SAFENANO:

Clark K, van Tongeren M, Christensen FM, Brouwer D, et al. 2012, "Limitations and information needs for engineered nanomaterial-specific exposure estimation and scenarios: recommendations for improved reporting practices," Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, 970.
View abstract.

Did you know?

MWCNT-7 is classified by IARC as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans’ (Group 2B).