NanoMONITOR 4th Stakeholders’ Day
25 September 2018
Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster, UK
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This workshop is a forum for nanotechnology industry, researchers and regulators to discuss nanotechnology safety, the use of measured data on the concentration of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to support risk assessment, the implementation of safe exposure scenarios, and its regulatory challenges. The event will be hosted by the members of the NanoMONITOR consortium.
Exposure to both naturally occurring and anthropomorphic particulates effects everyone, with some exposures linked to serious health hazards in both humans and the environment. As the uses of ENMs increase in both volume and breadth, it is important to have the technology available to measure exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace and the environment. These will allow the identification and tracking of emerging risks, support the development of robust exposure modelling tools and allow users to prove compliance with regulatory obligations. It is the goal of the NanoMONITOR project to develop a robust sampling and analysing station that will allow the real-time measurement of nanomaterials. NanoMONITOR 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 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 the development of 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 has been carried out.
The monitoring station prototypes combine remote sensing devices, filtering elements and data transmissions elements, processing and sending the station’s data to our NanoMONITOR data acquisition software and visualization platform, which is 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.
Target audience and key 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
- 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 standardisation and/or regulatory bodies.
You can access the Workshop Agenda HERE.
The Workshop is free of registration fees and open to the public. To register please fill in the registration form.
Registration Deadline: 17 September 2018
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.
The fourth edition of the NanoMONITOR Stakeholders’ Day will take place at Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster, UK.
HERE you can find useful information about your travel to Lancaster and accommodation options at preferential rates.
Stella Stoycheva (Yordas Group, UK)
Judith Friesl (Yordas Group, UK)
t: +44 (0)1524 593573