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Nanotechnology: Health and environmental risks of nanomaterials research strategy


By csep - Posted on 19 July 2010

TitleNanotechnology: Health and environmental risks of nanomaterials research strategy
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2007
Corporate AuthorsBundesanstalt fur Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin(German Federal Institute for Occupational Health and Safety)
Pagination65 p.
Date Published12/2007
PublisherBundesanstalt fur Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (German Federal Institute for Occupational Health and Safety)
Place PublishedBerlin
Publication LanguageGerman, English
Abstract

This joint research strategy, put out by the German Federal Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, the Federal Environment Agency and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) lays out a research strategy for nanomaterials and chemical safety in the workplace, for the consumer, and for the environment. The strategic aims of the strategy is to take a risk-oriented approach, to figure out comprehensive risk characterizations and risk assessments, integration into the statutory and sub-statutory regulatory framework, focus research on application-oriented and relevant from the regulatory viewpoint, assess the novelty of nanomaterials, work towards international cooperation and coordination, include sustainability and the precautionary principle, ensure more efficient structures for a targeted promotion of research, and include transparency and public discourse in decision making processes. The most important needs identified in this report include the identification of relevant nanomaterials, a research initiative for the assessment of nanomaterials within the existing statutory framework, establishing minimum requirements for publications, in vivo studies for assessment of the risks of nanomaterials, and the assessment and validation of the in vitro methods as a contribution to the assessment of potential risks.

URLhttp://www.baua.de/nn_47716/de/Themen-von-A-Z/Gefahrstoffe/Nanotechnologie/pdf/Research-strategy.pdf
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