Research and Development of Nanoparticle Characterization Methods: Evaluating Risks Associated with Manufactured Nanomaterials (FY2006-2010)
Research and Development of Nanoparticle Characterization Methods (P06041), a research project under the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), was carried out from June 2006 to February 2011. About 50 researchers from six research units of AIST and six universities including the University of Occupational and Environmental Health participated in this project.
The goals of this project were: 1) to establish preparation methods of test samples, to develop methods for measuring the shape and size of nanomaterials (NMs) tested, toxicity testing, exposure analysis and to publish the results obtained in the form of manuals; 2) to carry out the risk assessment of typical NMs, propose a risk management policy based on the risk assessments and formulate the risk assessment documents. Major differences between this project and other projects are that the main objective is not the toxicity evaluation but the risk evaluation, and the characterization of the shape and size of NMs to be tested is an important factor in this project.
The English translations of some documents and the list of publications/presentations are available from the following links. The original documents written in Japanese, and the main bodies of the risk assessment documents (in Japanese) are available here.
|“Approaches – Overview of Approaches and Results -” and Executive Summaries of Final Reports on Risk Assessments of Three Manufactured Nanomaterials:
Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)
Carbon Nanotubes (CNT)
|Emission and Exposure Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials||Download|
|List of publications/presentations (as of November 30, 2011)||Download|