Whilst a growing number of ENMs are already available on the market, there is still an on-going debate about their potential effects on human health and the environment.
Within the EU REACH Regulation, a chemical safety assessment report, including risk characterisation ration (RCR), must be provided for any registered ENMs.
Nanomonitor supports these requirements and the compliance with REACH concerning the occupational and environmental risk assessment process, chemical safety assessment process, control of the environmental release by manufacturers and downstream users and contributes to ensuring a high level of protection of the environment and human health under REACH. NanoMonitor adds to increased consumer acceptance of ENMs and nano-enabled products.
By developing a real-time information and monitoring system NanoMonitor supports the risk assessment of nanomaterials under REACH. This will help to improve the use of environmental monitoring data to support the implementation of REACH regulation and promote the protection of human health and the environment when dealing with engineered nanomaterials (ENMs).
NanoMonitor will develop new standard operating procedures leading to enhanced understanding of the concentration and fate of ENMs in the environment. Through the monitoring of engineered nanomaterials, NanoMonitor will support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the the risk management measures used by industrial facilities to control emissions of nano-pollutants. Additionally, the project will support the identification of non-natural nanomaterials in the environment.
January 2016 – October 2021