This survey is a first in a biannual continuous effort and attempt to collect, organise and share up-to-date information about NanoSafety related databases worldwide. For example, it included questions about application programming interfaces, database schema, supported input and output formats, etc. This document summarizes the responses we received before August 2014
On Thursday 17th October international researchers,government andindustryrepresentatives attended the Norwegian Kick Off meeting of the EU FP7 Flagship Project NANoREG.The project will provide a common European approach to the regulatory testing of Manufactured Nanomaterials. NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers needed by regulators and legislators on EHS by linking them to a scientific evaluation of data and test methods. The projectinvolves15 countriesand 66partners.
Participating institutions fromNorwayare the University ofBergen (meeting hosts), SINTEF, GenØkCentre for Biosafety, UniversityofLife Sciences,CometBiotech,NILUand STAMI.
The Nanodermatology Society has published a position statement on the safety of nanotechnology in sunscreens. Dr. Adam Friedman, Vice-President of NDS said, "To date, the data show that the nanotechnology used in sunscreens is safe. To make available to the public information on why these nano-ingredients are used in sunscreens along with the latest material safety data is extremely important".
A report written at the specific request of the Norwegian Ministry of Environment which aims to be accessible for those unfamiliar with the field. Introduces readers to nano and its environmental issues, promotes the adoption of a lifecycle perspective, argues for the integration of social and ethical aspects into both R&D and decision-making, and highlights 3 cases as being of particular importance for their potential environmental impacts - nanosilver, carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles used for remediation.