Is "safety by design" the way forward for nanomaterials?
A new study by researchers at DTU Environment and GenØk in Tromsø, Norway raises serious questions about the use of the concept "Safety by Design" (SbD) in nanosafety research.
Numerous stakeholders in the field have pledged their hope to SbD in the pursuit of the development of ‘safe’ or safer nanomaterials. The study, published in Nanotoxicology, discusses the origin of the...
Chemical Alternatives Assessment for Engineered Nanomaterials
New article published in the scientific journal IEAM explores and explains how Alternatives Assessment can be used when it comes the applications of nanomaterials.
Check out the article co-authored by Rune Hjorth, who is a Post Doc at DTU Environment, or listen to the podcast available at
French candy producer pledges not to use titanium dioxide
According to Agir pour l'Environnement, the French candy producing company, Verquin Confiseur has committed to no longer use titanium dioxide in the manufacture of all their candies (see https://www.agirpourlenvironnement.org/communiques-presse/nanoparticules-e171-verquin-confiseur-renonce-utiliser-le-dioxyde-de-titan-31019)
This decision follows the publication of a study...