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NanoMONITOR 1st stakeholders’ day

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Valencia, Spain

This workshop is a forum for nanotechnology researchers, industry, and regulators to present and discuss the use of measured data on the concentration of engineered nanomaterials to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials and the implementation of safe exposure scenarios, guaranteeing a high level of protection of the human health and the environment.

The workshop program focusses on the main progress and outcomes of the NanoMONITOR project, which provides scientific based solutions to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials on a regulatory basis, including critical issues such as environmental, occupational and consumer exposure to ENMs, environmental release and fate in the life cycle and product value chains, and human health impacts of ENMs.

The overall aim of the project is to the develop a prototype system to generate robust, accessible, comparable and interoperable environmental and indoor air monitoring data to support the implementation of REACH regulation. A new solution to support data processing, and the monitoring and sampling of the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban areas is being developed.

A first prototype monitoring station combining remote sensing devices, filtering elements and data transmissions elements have been designed and developed. This prototype processes and sends the station’s data to our NanoMONITOR data acquisition software and visualization platform, being available for free download. This first prototype, as well as the main outcomes of the project concerning the concentration of ENMs on workplaces and urban areas will be presented.

The Workshop topics include:

  • Workplace and environmental exposure to ENMs
  • Data acquisition and data sharing technologies
  • Air Quality monitoring
  • Impact of nanotechnologies on human health and the environment
  • Risk Governance of nanotechnologies

Target audience

The 1st edition of NanoMonitor stakeholders’ day is specially designed for personnel from research and academic institutions. It is also ideal for workers and professional users who are interested in learning more about current technologies to measure the concentration of ENMs in indoor workplaces and urban environments, existing tools to gather information on the concentration of ENMs in workplaces, as well as recommended approaches to assist companies on the evaluation of the exposure to ENMs on a regulatory basis.

Target Audience and Stakeholders are:

  • Health and safety advisors
  • Occupational hygienists
  • Workers and professional users who use ENMs as such, in mixtures or incorporated into articles in research or production processes
  • Researchers
  • Experts from industry associations and other stakeholder organizations informing companies about the requirements for the safe handling and use of ENMs on a regulatory basis, especially for risk control purposes
  • Experts from standardization (i.e. ISO committees) and/or regulatory bodies (i.e. ECHA).