The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is requesting public comment regarding its draft guidance for the risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications in the food and feed chain until March 4, 2018.Read More
June 2017 in Montreal, Canada As Health Safety and Environment Theme Co-chair, please accept my invitation to submit an abstract about your work on safety for the 2017 TAPPI International Nanotechnology Conference for Renewable Materials!Read More
In their recent article, Robinson et al., (2016) identify that with the increasing use of nanotechnology, "the curation of nanomaterial data into electronic resources is crucial to [realize] the potential of nanotechnology to deliver benefits to society whilst having acceptable impacts upon human health and the environment".
The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) has announced new work activities to promote the environmentally sound management of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials (NM).Read More
As part of a collaboration to advance knowledge and methods for orally ingested engineered nanomaterials (iENMs), David Julian McClements, along with Harvard School of Public Health professors Glen DeLoid, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Hang Xiao, and Philip Demokritou, and Vireo Advisor's Jo Anne Shatkin, have published, “The role of the food matrix and gastrointestinal tract in the assessment of biological properties of ingested engineered nanomaterials (iENMs): State of the science and knowledge gaps” in NanoImpact.Read More
Several themes were explored by The Emerging Nanoscale Materials Specialty Group (ENMSG) of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) co-organized by Jo Anne Shatkin and Kimberly Ong with a wonderful team of collaborators in a 2014 workshop on the use of alternate testing strategies (ATS) for risk assessment of nanomaterials.Read More
The bill, titled Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) (nanotechnology) (C-287) would amend CEPA and set up procedures for “the investigation and assessment of nanomaterials”.Read More
A three year project entitled “Assessment of Individual Exposure to Manufactured Nanomaterials By Means of Personal Monitors and Samples” (nanoIndEx) published “Assessment of Personal Exposure to Airborne Nanomaterials” last month.Read More