With the dramatic increase of nano-enabled products entering the market every year, human and environmental exposures are inevitable, which raises concerns in terms of the health and safety of such emerging nanomaterials. Scientific knowledge to assess the exposure to nanomaterials continues to improve. As an example, new exposure tools and models for nanomaterials are being developed.
To further promote the development in this area, the OECD compiled an inventory of available models and tools for assessing occupational, consumer and environmental exposure to Nanomaterials. 54 tools and models were initially compiled and following in-depth analyses, 10 occupational, 7 consumer and 6 environmental tools/models were recommended or evaluated as suitable for assessing exposure to nanomaterials. The detailed information on the analyses and evaluations are provided in the reports accessible from the Series on Testing and Assessment website (No. 345, 346, 347 and 348).
The OECD will be hosting a webinar on 2 December at 14:00 CET. Tune in to hear the researchers present the key findings of the reports.
Chair: Vladimir Murashov (National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, USA)
– Occupational project: Carla Ribalta Carrasco (National Research Center for Working Environment, Denmark)
– Consumer project: Mohammad Zein Aghaji (Health Canada)
– Environmental project: Marc LaPointe, Mathieu Dextraze (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
The webinar will be available in English and Spanish. Register here.