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Environment, Health and Safety Research

An Assessment of Regulatory Testing Strategies and Methods for Characterising the Ecotoxicological Hazards of Nanomaterials

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorMark Crane
InstitutionWatts and Crane Associates
Project URLView
Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorEnvironment
Broad Research Categories Risk Assessment
Risk Management
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Funding$50,412.00
Annual Funding$50,412.00
Funding SourceDefra
Funding Mechanism
Funding SectorGovernment
Start Year2006
Anticipated End Year2007


  1. To review critically those studies that have characterised the hazard of nanomaterials, summarising and appraising key issues and challenges arising from these, 2. To describe succinctly the current test strategies and associated methods used within current chemicals regulatory ecohazard (toxicity and bioaccumulation) assessment, 3. To propose pragmatic variants on current tests based on the information gathered, 4. To propose an experimental programme to test variants on the standard methodologies