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March 13, 2017

NanoMONITOR Workshop Will Examine Supporting the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials under REACH

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

NanoMONITOR’s first stakeholders’ day, April 4, 2017, will include a workshop on “Development of a real-time information and monitoring system to support the risk assessment of nanomaterials under REACH.”  The overall aim of the NanoMONITOR project is to develop a prototype system to generate robust, accessible, comparable, and interoperable environmental and indoor air monitoring data to support the implementation of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.  The workshop will provide a forum for 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.  A first prototype monitoring station, as well as the main outcomes of the project concerning the concentration of engineered nanomaterials in workplaces and urban areas, will be presented.  Workshop topics will include:

  • Workplace and environmental exposure to engineered nanomaterials;
  • Data acquisition and data sharing technologies;
  • Air quality monitoring;
  • Impact of nanotechnologies on human health and the environment; and
  • Risk governance of nanotechnologies.

The registration deadline is March 24, 2017.  Due to the capacity limitations of the venue, the maximum number of attendees to be accepted is limited to 70.  Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.