NanoKem: Nanoparticles in the paint- and lacquer industry. Exposure and toxic properties.
|Principal Investigator||Ulla Vogel|
|Institution||National Research Centre for the Working Environment Denmark|
|Relevance to Implications||High|
|Class of Nanomaterial||Engineered Nanomaterials|
|Impact Sector||Human Health|
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|Anticipated Total Funding||$2,065,762.00|
|Funding Source||The Danish Working Environment Research Fund and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (DK)|
|Anticipated End Year||2010|
Evaluation of exposure risks while handling nanoparticles and while sanding paint and lacquer that contain nanoparticles. Physical and chemical characterization of nanoparticles used in paint and lacquer and characterization of dust created by sanding paint and lacquer that contain nanoparticles. Identification and evaluation of the toxic effects of nanoparticles used by the paint- and lacquer industry and comparison to the effects created by sanding dust from paint products. Translocation of particles across barriers, carcinogenicity, effects on cardiac system, embriogenic effects and allergenic effects will be part of the study. Development of model for risk assessment of nanoparticles, for use or expected use in the paint- and lacquer industry.