The Guardian looks into the problem of the uncontrolled uses of nanos

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In one article entitled “Nano state: tiny and now everywhere, how big a problem are nanoparticles?”, the Guardian takes stock of the issues raised by the dissemination of manufactured nanoparticles in the environment.

Nick Voulvoulis, professor of environmental technology at Imperial College London, is concerned about the uncontrolled use of nanos in consumer products, for example: “If nanos are used correctly in useful or beneficial applications, it is justified, but if they are used anywhere and everywhere because they have certain properties, it is madness. »

AVICENN is also cited on several occasions, in particular to emphasize the need to “ensure that nanos are only authorized for specific and essential uses in order to minimize negative effects at source and [to ensure that they] are not released in an uncontrolled way”.

A year after IKEA withdrew its (non-)air-purifying curtains, The Guardian also mentions our investigation which had established the presence of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on the surface of the fibers as well as the lack of depolluting effectiveness of the curtains.

The next nano meetings

15
Feb.
2023
Unnoticed and ungoverned: How nanomaterials are slipping through the cracks (ECOS, Brussels and online)
Brussels and online
Conference
  • Hybrid event (face-to-face and online)
  • Organizers: Environmental Coalition on Standards (ECOS), Friends of the Earth Germany (FEDERATION)
  • Speakers: representatives of the European Commission, civil society and research  
  • Website : https://ecostandard.org/…
5
June
2023
NanoSafe conference 2023 (CEA, Grenoble)
Grenoble
Conference
  • 8th International Conference on Health Issues for a Responsible Approach to Nanomaterials
  • June 5-9, 2023
  • Organizer: Commissariat for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA)
  • Website : www.cea.fr/cea-tech/pns/nanosafe/…  
22
June
2023
How the world deals with Materials on the Nanoscale – Responsible Use and Challenges (OECD-BMUV, Berlin)
Berlin
Conference
  • International conference from June 22 to 23, 2023
  • Organizers: OECD, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)
  • Website : https://www.bmuv.de/…