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Safety of nanomaterials

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  Links onto websites with studies on the safety of nanomaterials (external pdf files, in German)
   
  As with all new technologies, Nano also needs to weigh the opportunities and risks to enable sustainable adoption in many applications. The risk is always linked to the danger and the exposure. As long as there is no exposure, the risk is very small. If exposure is unavoidable, there are measures to allow the handling of potentially hazardous substances, e.g. in the manufacture of nanomaterials. Below are some important documents on this topic.
   
https://www.nanopartikel.info/en/  (DaNa Website)
   
https://www.baua.de/EN/Topics/Safe-use-of-chemicals-and-products/Innovative-materials/Nanotechnology/ (baua Website)
   
WHO guidelines from potential risks on protecting workers of manufactured nanomaterials (PDF, 583 KB)
   
Risk Assessment, Human and Environmental Toxicology of Nanomaterials (PDF, 880 KB)
   
Nanomaterials in the environment - Current state of knowledge and regulations on chemical safety (PDF, 660 KB)
   
Nanomaterials: certain aspects of application, risk assessment and risk communication (Source: Laux et. al., 2017, PDF, 2.2 MB)
   
CEPE-Guidance for the Handling of engineered Nano-Objects in the Workplace (PDF, 280 KB)
   
ftp://ftp.cencenelec.eu/CEN/WhatWeDo/Fields/Nanotech/CEN-TC352_N0406.pdf (external PDF)
   
Working Safely with Manufactured Nanomaterials - Guidance for Workers (PDF, 670 KB)
   
Guidance on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the potential risks related to nanomaterials at work (PDF, 1.5 MB)
   
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