More than 1000 products added in less than 6 months
In June of this year, we added product number 4000 to The Nanodatabase. Now, less than 6 months have passed and we have now reached product number 5000 in the database. An in-depth analysis of our work is available in the December issue of Nature Nanotechnology under the titel: “Advances and challenges towards consumerization of nanomaterials”. Link to full article in Nature Nanotechnology:
Addition of Nanomaterial to the SIN List
In November 2019, the first nanomaterial made it onto the SIN List, namely Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). This was due to the fact that Carbon Nanotubes hs been associated with carcinogenicity and being toxic to reproduction as well as persistent in the environment.
The SIN List (‘Substitute It Now’) is developed and maintained by a Swedish NGO, ChemSec and contains a list of hazardous...
What do EU citizens think about nanomaterials?
The EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) recently carried out a study in five EU countries, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France and Poland, published on November 16th, 2020. The study analyzed how consumers perceive nanomaterials and their potential risks to health and environment.
The study shows that the general awareness of nanomaterials is low but has increased...