Risk Assessment for Manufactured Nanoparticles Used in Consumer Products
Most recent scientific efforts have focused on examining toxicities of manufactured nano-particles (MNPs) only in source materials. By not evaluating MNPs at the point of exposure, these efforts fail to address the relevant question of whether or not consumer-product-derived MNPs are of concern to public health and the environment. The proposed US-UK consortium, ‘Risk Assessment for Manufactured Nanoparticles Used in Consumer Products (RAMNUC)’, provides a systematic, multidisciplinary approach, including both experimental and computational tools and projects, for predicting potential human and environmental risks associated with the use of selected consumer products that respectively incorporate zinc oxide, silver, and cerium dioxide nanoparticles.
Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies