Articles & Documents



Special issue in Science of the Total Environment: Engineered nanoparticles in soils and waters

  • This special issue is a collection of publications covering a wide spectrum of relevant issues related to engineered nanoparticles in the environment including the current state of knowledge, actual approaches to experimentally investigate the fate and biological effects of six representatives of engineered nanoparticles: Ag, AgCl, TiO2, zerovalent iron, magnetite and copper oxide and present new approaches for characterizing and modeling fate, effects and the life cycle of nanoparticles.


Engineered nanomaterials released from consumer products can behave differently than their pristine counterparts

  • Swiss researchers studied the behavior of pristine and aged TiO2 nanoparticles and found that nano - TiO2  released from aged paint was more stable in changing environmental conditions.



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Consumers Accept Nanotechnology if Benefits Are Perceived

  • The Foods Standard Agency (FSA) has published a report of consumers' views on the use of nanotechnology in food and food packaging. According to Andrew Wage, FSA Chief Scientist, "This research suggests that although consumers may be sceptical about the motives behind the introduction of nanotechnology in food, they are more likely to look more favourably on its use when they perceive a real benefit to them."


Why do we worry about Nanomaterials?
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Environment, Health and Safety Committee release a short report providing an insight into the current understanding of the risks
associated with nano-particles and nano-materials .

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Regulatory documents


OECD WPMN publishes new guidance on exposure and risk assessment for manufactured nanomaterials

  • The Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN; OECD) has published new documents in its Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials


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Published February 15, 2011