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February 27, 2018

EUON Issues Call for Study Topics on Nanomaterials

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

On February 26, 2018, the European Union (EU) Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) issued a call for study topics on nanomaterials.  EUON states that it intends to conduct up to three studies annually to address knowledge gaps about nanomaterials on the EU market.  The studies should be considered of interest for either a specific audience, such as regulators or researchers, but can also be for a wider use such as the general public.  Proposals should address an issue/question relevant to nanomaterials on the EU market:

  • Health and safety aspects of nanomaterials, including hazard and risk assessment, exposure to nanomaterials, and worker safety and protection;
  • Specific issues surrounding the uses of nanomaterials by consumers or workers; and
  • Markets for nanomaterials, focusing on EU markets.

The study can focus on nanomaterials in general, a specific nanomaterial, or a defined group of nanomaterials.  The study should be possible to execute within three to nine months, be computer-based, and not require experimental facilities.