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ENRHES Final Report

Engineered Nanoparticles - Review of Health and Environmental Safety (ENRHES)

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This report is the result of an international collaborative review involving researchers from Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, and the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN). The ENRHES project was funded by a grant under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission.

Background information: the ENRHES Project

The ENRHES project (ENRHES = Engineered Nanoparticles - Review of Health and Environmental Safety) performed a comprehensive and critical scientific review of the health and environmental safery of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), metale 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 contributed directly to the health and environmental safety weight-of-evidence needed by industry, regulators and users of nanomaterials

Please note that the project website address http://nmi.jrc.ec.europa.eu/project/ENRHES.htm has been discontinued. Further information will be available on this website.

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