The innovative and economic potential of Manufactured Nano Materials (MNMs) is threatened by a limited understanding of the related EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) issues. While toxicity data is continuously becoming available, the relevance to regulators is often unclear or unproven. The shrinking time to market of new MNM drives the need for urgent action by regulators. NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answers needed by regulators and legislators on EHS by linking them to a scientific evaluation of data and test methods.
The aim of MARINA is to develop and validate the Risk Management Methods for Nanomaterials.
To do this, MARINA will address the four central themes for the Risk Assessment and Management of Nanomaterials: Materials, Exposure, Hazard, and Risk. In MARINA we will develop beyond state-of-the-art referential tools from each of these themes and integrate them into a Risk Management Toolbox and Strategy for both human and environmental health.
nanoTox, Inc. is the premier nanotechnology safety, risk assessment and toxicology company helping companies commercialize their nanotechnology and nano-enabled products. The dedicated scientists and professional at nanoTox, Inc. understand that nanotechnology will reach its full potential only when issues of health and environmental safety are fully resolved. There are over 1,000 nanotechnology enabled consumer products already on the market, and nanotechnology is being used in almost every industry.