Information about nanomaterials and their safety assessment
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What is a nanomaterial?
How big is a nanometer?
What are nanoparticles?
Are nanomaterials per se toxic or dangerous?
Are nanomaterials more dangerous compared to micro- and larger particles?
Nano in food packaging – is this already on the market and is it safe?
Nanosilver in the refrigerator – is this poisoning my food and making me sick?
Who is currently involved in nanosafety research and where can I find such information?
Comparing nanomaterials with microplastics - What is the difference?
Can nanoparticles enter the body via the lung?
Why does sunscreen contain nanomaterials in the first place?
Can nanomaterials used in sunscreen cross the skin barrier and enter the body?
Is the UV-protection in nanomaterial-containing sunscreens only effective if the nanomaterials enter the skin and how are they excreted later?
Do nano-enhanced textile have to be officially registered?
What are the benefits of using nanomaterials in textiles?
Nanosilver in the mattress – what is the purpose and is it safe?
How can you produce safe nano-textiles?
Are nano-based paints harmful to human health?
Nanosilver in exterior paints – are the nanoparticles released from the paint and if so, are they endangering humans and the environment?
Why is Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) used in paints?
Graffiti protection and easy-to-clean surfaces - how does that work and is it safe?
What are the benefits of applying nanomaterials in environmental remediation?
Is the release of nanomaterials for remediation purposes dangerous for animals and plants?
What happens to nanomaterials after their usage for environmental remediation?
Is there a regulation for nanomaterials in the sludge?
What does it really mean when behind ingredients of cosmetics or foods the imprint "nano" appears?
Are the food additives Silicon dioxide (E551) and Titanium Dioxide (E171) dangerous and are they even nano?
Can nanoparticles trigger allergies?
Can nanoparticles pass the blood-brain barrier?
Can nanoparticles pass the placental barrier?
Is there a list with products containing nanoparticles
Where can I find current production figures for nanomaterials?
What types of education exist for the field of nanotechnology?
Are the legal regulations sufficient?
Where can I find answers to legal questions about the use of nanomaterials?
Are nanomaterials being released from printers and photocopiers?
Occupational exposure limits & protective measures for nanomaterials: national and european regulations
Who is responsible for occupational safety in the handling of nanomaterials, and where can I find relevant information?
Which mask should I buy if I want to protect myself against Nano dust?
How dangerous are nanoscale particles that are already present in the environment?
Are there nanoparticles in flu vaccines?
To what extent are nano sealings hazardous to the human organism?
How are nanoparticles displayed in the context of recycling management?
Does a moratorium make sense?
Is there a change in flammability and explosiveness of a material in its nanoform?
How does the chemical industry participate in the social debate on nanotechnology?
Fry pans with nanocoatings: Do nanoparticles come off during frying?
Is it justified to approve nanobased shoe care sprays?
What´s the opinion of the EU on nanotechnology?
Do they apply nanoparticles to chocolate, to extend the shelf life?
What quantities of titanium dioxide nanoparticles are produced annually worldwide?
My netbook keyboard has a coating of silver nanoparticles. Is it harmful to my health to use the netbook every day?
How can it be explained that nanoparticles change their optical properties?
Can nanoparticles be released from nano-finished sinks or washbowls and the like and can they pass into the body?
Is it nano when the label says it is?
Are nanomaterials required to be licensed?
How much federal funding is provided for R&D into nanotechnologies?
How much federal funding has been provided in the period from 2009 to 2012 for safety research in the field of nanotechnology?
How many and what kinds of nanomaterials-containing pharmaceuticals are known (to the Federal Government)?
How many and what kinds of nanomaterials-containing medical products are known (to the Federal Government)?
Is cell phone radiation nanoparticulate?
How can I protect myself from nanoparticles?
How can I recognize whether a product contains nanoparticles?