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VeilleNanos - Applications


Nanomaterials can be used in many different ways and concern many fields of application: food, cosmetics, clothing and textiles, household appliances, electronics and digital (screens), sports equipment, glass and construction materials, aeronautics, cars (bodywork, paints, windows, tires, fuels, …), boats, armament & defense, etc.

As the labeling obligation is currently only valid for a few product categories (cosmetics, biocides and food) and its implementation is poorly respected, it is very difficult today to know if a specific product contains nanomaterials.


The few available inventories that can be consulted to try to get an idea of the types of products involved do not provide solid, accurate and/or up-to-date information.

That is why we invite you to support our work to obtain more transparent information, through product testing, advocacy for the generalization of [nano] labeling and reliable and publicly accessible registers: the improvement of the r-nano register and the establishment of a European register are among our priorities.

Upcoming Nano Agenda

Global Webinar on Nanotechnology and Nanoscience (Online)
On line
  • 3rd edition of the Global Webinar on Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
  • February 27 to 28, 2024
  • Organizers: Global Scientific Guild
  • Main theme: Insights and Innovations in Nanotechnology and Nano Science: Progressing to the future

Managing the risks associated with nanomaterials (CEA, Grenoble)
  • Awareness-raising aimed at personnel in contact with nanomaterials during research, formulation, production, maintenance, cleaning, upkeep, etc., as well as safety coordinators or engineers, facility managers, heads of laboratories where nanoparticles are handled.
  • Organizers: INSTN Grenoble (CEA)
  • On the agenda: potential impact on health; metrology and protection; control of potential risks associated with nanomaterials; consideration of societal aspects.
  • Website: https: //
Nanoparticles in everyday products (ATC, Paris)
  • This module is part of the training program “Interactions between toxic chemicals and the human organism”, open to anyone with a basic scientific education (bachelor’s degree or professional experience).
  • Organizers: Association Toxicologie Chimie(ATC)
  • Speaker : Nicole PROUST, Research Engineer, CNRS Honorary Research Director, Specialist in Nanotechnologies, Arsenic, Electromagnetic Waves, Palaiseau, France
  • Website: