Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ... Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.
Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.
What exactly are nanoparticles? What is meant by “exposure”? When do toxicologists speak of a risk? This and many more questions regarding research on safety aspects of nanomaterials are answered here.
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The chapters on release,exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.