Safe Nanotechnology – Risk management, exposure and regulatory challenges

24 October 2017
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Safe Nanotechnology Workshop - 2nd NanoMONITOR Stakeholders Day

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission20 September 2017
  • Standard registration20 September 2017

This workshop is 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. The event will be hosted by the members of the NanoMONITOR consortium.

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.