• New paper in Nature Nanotechnology calls for regulatory framework specific for nanomaterials

    Posted 24.08.2017

    In an article published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Nanotechnology, Associate Professor Steffen Foss Hansen from DTU Environment calls for the adoption of a new regulatory framework for nanomaterials.

    The framework is called REACT NOW which stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, Categorisation and Tools to Evaluate Nanomaterials – Opportunities and...

  • Big impact of EnvNano project @ DTU Environment on ECHA's new nanoGuidance update and the

    Posted 30.05.2017

    Talking about making an impact!

    The European Chemical Agency (@ECHA) has just published its new guidelines on testing of nanomaterials (see https://echa.europa.eu/-/reach-guidance-for-nanomaterials-published#.WSxOUlWG_x0.linkedin) and researchers in the ERC project EnvNano @DTU...

  • Product number 3,000 added to The Nanodatabase

    Posted 04.04.2017

    We have just added product number 3,000 to The Nanodatabase!

    Product number 2,000 was added in September, 2015 meaning the database has grown with 1,000 products over the course of just 18 months.

    Most product fall into the category of Health and Fitness (1845) whereas about one sixth of all the products fall into the category of Home and Garden (555).

    For the 1845 products...

  • Is "safety by design" the way forward for nanomaterials?

    Posted 22.03.2017

    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

    Posted 01.02.2017

    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

    Posted 25.01.2017

    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...

  • Has the OECD failed the nanosafety-community?

    Posted 11.01.2017

    In 2015, the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials published their long-awaited dossiers on selected nanomaterials. 

    The dossiers are the results of the OECD seven-year sponsorship testing programme for manufactured nanomaterials involving multiple OECD member state countries and industry. The findings, as set out by the OECD, have a substantial potential to influence national...

  • Coming Clean Publishes First Ever GreenScreen on a Nanomaterial

    Posted 04.01.2017

    Coming Clean have for the first time applied an off-the-shelf chemical hazard assessment tool - the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals - to a nanomaterial, namely Nanosilver. The work and findings was published in the peer reviewed journal Environmental Health (download for free