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Research on the safety of nanomaterials: beyond Horizon 2020

In a recent interview with ECHA, Eva Valsami-Jones, Professor of Environmental Nanoscience at the University of Birmingham and lead of the coordination team of the Nanosafety Cluster explains all about EU-funded research on nanomaterials and the benefits and risks of innovations.

The NanoSafety Cluster coordinates the funding of research projects at the European level that address the safety aspects of nanomaterials and the related technologies, such as toxicity, exposure and standardisation. Its projects include H2020 GRACIOUS, which Yordas leads on the stakeholder engagement and dissemination work package. GRACIOUS, which kicked off in January 2018 aims to develop a highly innovative science based framework that supports the assessment of risk posed by the ever increasing array of nanomaterials on the market and under development. The framework will streamline the process for assessing their risk by logically grouping nanomaterials thereby allowing extrapolation between (read-across) nanomaterials and reducing the need to assess exposure to and toxicity on a case by case basis.

Read the full interview.

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