Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Risk Assessment and Management of Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: material characterization; nanomaterials; biomaterials; nanoparticles; nanotechnology; nanobiotechnology; risk assessment; nanochemistry; nanomedicine; bionanotechnology
Nanotechnology is one of the key emerging technologies identified in the European Union’s 2020 Strategy. It has huge potential to contribute to innovation and economic growth, and therefore fosters large investments in developing new products. However, current uncertainties around the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) risks of manufactured nanomaterials are raising societal concerns about the adequacy of their regulation. Failure to effectively assess the risks posed by nanomaterials may reduce the benefits from nanotechnology. The need to resolve these uncertainties has resulted in over a decade of targeted research to gain knowledge on the intrinsic and extrinsic physicochemical identity of nanomaterials, their release and exposure potential, (eco)toxicological effects, nano-bio interactions, modes of action and adverse outcome pathways, in order to assess their risks and develop adequate risk management/governance strategies, including, for example, safety by design. The field of nanotoxicology has grown enormously from a methodological perspective, and is extremely interdisciplinary; with contributions from materials science, chemistry, environmental science, toxicology, statistics and informatics now commonplace in the nanoEHS literature. As a result, the time is ripe for looking at where we are now and trying to establish where the field should go in the future—this is the goal of this Special Issue.
Dr. Danail Hristozov
Prof. Dr. Helinor Johnston
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- health and environmental risks
- risk assessment
- nano-bio interactions
- hazard assessment
- exposure assessment
- safety by design
- adverse outcome pathway
- risk management
- risk governance