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20 January 2010 ENRHES

ENRHES report provides in-depth examination of nanomaterials safety

Engineered Nanoparticles, Review of Health and Environmental Safety (ENRHES) provides comprehensive & authoritative review of engineered nanomaterial safety

The review has performed a critical appraisal of the health and environmental safety of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, metal and metal oxide nanomaterials
The review has performed a critical appraisal of the health and environmental safety of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, metal and metal oxide nanomaterials.
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A comprehensive and authoritative review of the health and environmental safety of engineered nanomaterials has been published by a consortium led by Edinburgh Napier University and the Institute of Occupational Medicine.

The review, funded under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, has performed a comprehensive and critical appraisal of the health and environmental safety of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), metal and metal oxide nanomaterials.

The review considers sources, pathways of exposure, and the health and environmental outcomes of concern, and contributes directly to the evidence-base needed by industry, regulators and users of nanomaterials.

About ENRHES

The ENRHES project has performed a comprehensive and critical scientific review of the health and environmental safety of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), metal and metal oxide nanomaterials. The review considers sources, pathways of exposure, the health and environmental outcomes of concern, in the context illustrating the state-of-the-art in the field and informing the regulation of the potential risks of engineered nanoparticles. The review has been conducted by a consortium of leading experts with established track-records in experimental science, engagement with industry and regulators, and conducting review activities. On the basis of this review, prioritised recommendations have been developed and set in the context of informing policy makers in the development of methods to address exposure as it relates to the potential hazards posed by engineered nanoparticles, and in the development of appropriate regulation. The ENRHES project contributes directly to the health and environmental safety weight-of-evidence that is needed by industry, regulators and users of nanomaterials

The review document can be downloaded free of charge.

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