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In the wind power generation, aerospace and other industry sectors there is an emerging need to operate in the low temperature and highly erosive environments of extreme weather conditions. Such conditions mean current materials either have a very short operational lifetime or demand such significant maintenance as to render many applications either very expensive to operate or in some cases non-v ...
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Nanocomposites are promising for many sectors, as they can make polymers stronger, less water and gas permeable, tune surface properties, add functionalities such as antimicrobial effects. In spite of intensive research activities, significant efforts are still needed to deploy the full potential of nanotechnology in the industry. The main challenge is still obtaining a proper nanostructuring of t ...
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Assessing individual exposure to environmental stressors and predicting health outcomes implies that both environmental exposures and epi/genetic variations are reliably measured simultaneously. HEALS (Health and Environment-wide Associations based on Large population Surveys) brings together in an innovative approach a comprehensive array of novel technologies, data analysis and modeling tools th ...
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According to the 2012 data of EUROSTAT/ESAW for EU-28, agriculture occupies the 4th place (out of 22 NACE categories analyzed) in terms of number of both non-fatal and fatal accidents. Within the 5 project countries accidents' statistics published by their Labor Inspections show a worse picture, agriculture is in the top 3 contributors of non-fatal & fatal work accidents. Moreover when it comes t ...
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One of the greatest challenges facing regulators in the ever changing landscape of novel nano-materials is how to design and implement a regulatory process which is robust enough to deal with a rapidly diversifying system of manufactured nanomaterials (MNM) over time. Not only does the complexity of the MNM present a problem for regulators, the validity of data decreases with time, so that the wel ...
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The concept of PolyGraph is to develop new production techniques which will deliver industrial-scale quantities of graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers, suitable for use in a number of key applications where improvements are needed in the strength, stiffness, toughness, electrical conductivity and thermal properties; such as fibre-reinforced composite resins, coatings and adhesives.The ultim ...
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The main objective of GUIDEnano is to develop innovative methodologies to evaluate and manage human and environmental health risks of nano-enabled products, considering the whole product life cycle. A strategy to identify hot spots for release of nanomaterials (NMs) will be followed by decision trees to guide on the use of (computational) exposure models and, when necessary, design of cost-effecti ...
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The main objective of this research proposal is to identify and elaborate those characteristics of ENM that determine their biological hazard potential. This potential includes the ability of ENM to induce damage at the cellular, tissue, or organism levels by interacting with cellular structures leading to impairment of key cellular functions. These adverse effects may be mediated by ENM-induced a ...
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SUSTAINABLE NANOTECHNOLOGIES (SUN)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2017,

SUN (Sustainable Nanotechnologies) is the first project addressing the entire lifecycle of nanotechnologies to ensure holistic nanosafety evaluation and incorporate the results into tools and guidelines for sustainable manufacturing, easily accessible by industries, regulators and other stakeholders. The project will incorporate scientific findings from over 30 European projects, national and inte ...
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The innovative and economic potential of Manufactured Nano Materials (MNMs) is threatened by a limited understanding of the related EHS 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 answe ...
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Promoting the Implementation of Safe by Design (PROSAFE)

Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Jan 31, 2017,

The CSA links different initiatives and facilitates the integration of results from these initiatives, so that a maximum use of these results can benefit the regulatory process. The CSA is designed to facilitate this process and show European leadership on chemical safety, including nano’s. The aim of this activity is to coordinate and support for risk assessment, management and governance by stre ...
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Ultra Conductive Copper-Carbon Nanotube Wire (UltraWire)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

The most common traditional materials used in electrical energy distribution systems are copper and copper alloys. Modern applications show an increasing demand for better heat and electric current carrying capacity at the level beyond copper base materials. Nanocarbon materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene have attracted attention due to their high electrical, thermal conductivity and e ...
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CITI-SENSE will develop “citizens’ observatories” to empower citizens to contribute to and participate in environmental governance, to enable them to support and influence community and societal priorities and associated decision making. CITI-SENSE will develop, test, demonstrate and validate a community-based environmental monitoring and information system using innovative and novel Earth Observa ...
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The aims of the NanoMaster project are to reduce the amount of plastic used to make a component by 50% and hence reduce component weight by 50%, at the same time as imparting electrical and thermal functionality. This will be achieved by developing the next generation of graphene-reinforced nano-intermediate that can be used in existing high-throughput plastic component production processes.Graphe ...
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Managing Risks of Nanoparticles (MARINA)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2015,

While there are standard procedures for product life cycle analysis, exposure, hazard, and risk assessment for traditional chemicals, is not yet clear how these procedures need to be modified to address all the novel properties of nanomaterials. There is a need to develop specific reference methods for all the main steps in managing the potential risk of ENM. The aim of MARINA is to develop such ...
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Nanoscale objects interact with living organisms in a fundamentally new manner, ensuring that a fruitful marriage of nanotechnology and biology will long outlast short term imperatives. Therefore, investment in an infrastructure to drive scientific knowledge of the highest quality will have both immediate benefits of supporting the safety assessment of legacy nanomaterials, as well as pointing tow ...
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The main aim of NANOMICEX project is to reduce the potential risk upon workers’ exposure to the engineered nanoparticles employed in the operative conditions of the inks and pigments industry, by addressing at the health and environmental consequences associated with the inclusion of nanoadditives within all stages of nanotechnology based products (production, use and disposal). To achieve it, new ...
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Safe Nano Worker Exposure Scenarios (SANOWORK)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: Feb 28, 2015,

The main goal of Sanowork project is to identify a safe occupational exposure scenario by exposureassessment in real conditions and at all stages of nanomaterials (NM) production, use and disposal.In order to address this and more specifically the issues introduced by NMP.2011.1.3-2 call, we intend to:1. contain hazard and worker exposure potential by developing exposure mitigation strategy based ...
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Urban Reduction of GHG Emissions in China and Europe (URGENCHE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

In URGENCHE, a team of internationally recognised scientists in the areas of health risk assessment, urban energy demand and supply scenarios, urban planning, environmental science and epidemiology - in close collaboration with city partners in both Europe and China - develops and applies a methodological framework for the assessment of the overall risks and benefits of alternative greenhouse gas ...
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The main aim of the NanoSafePACK project is to develop a best practices guide to allow the safe handling and use of nanomaterials in packaging industries, considering integrated strategies to control the exposure to nanoparticles (NP) in industrial settings, and provide the SMEs with scientific data to minimize and control the NP release and migration from the polymer nanocomposites placed on the ...
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TRANSPHORM brings together leading air quality and health researchers and users to improve the knowledge of transport related airborne particulate matter (PM) and its impact on human health and to develop and implement assessment tools for scales ranging from city to Europe. Over four years, TRANSPHORM will aim to develop and implement an integrated methodology to assess the health impacts of PM a ...
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For vehicle applications, it is desirable to have devices with high energy density, high power density, long cycle and shelf life, and low cost. Supercapacitors are considered one of the newest innovations in the field of electrical energy storage. In hybrid electric vehicle, supercapacitors can be coupled with fuel cells or batteries to deliver the high power needed during acceleration as well as ...
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INTELLIGENT TESTING STRATEGY FOR ENGINEERED NANOMATERIALS (ITS-NANO)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: May 31, 2013,

The background, concept and objectives of ITS-NANO are straight forward. The volume of information on hazard characterisation of ENM is increasing fast. In parallel with the scientific development, regulation orientated initiatives are also taking place to identify needs.The ITS-NANO concept is 1: Gather targeted all scientific evidence, by literature search and communication with leading scientis ...
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Due to their unique properties, engineered nanoparticles (ENP) are now used for a myriad of novel applications with great economic and technological importance. However, some of these properties, especially their surface reactivity, have raised health concerns, which have prompted scientists, regulators, and industry to seek consensus protocols for the safe production and use of the different form ...
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Background Human Biomonitoring involves collecting tissue samples, such as urine, blood, hair, saliva or nails, from volunteers and measuring chemical uptake and effect known as biomarkers in those indicators. For a given chemical, human biomonitoring surveys can highlight spatial trends of exposure, help uncover contributing lifestyle factors, and indi ...
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European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE)

Start date: Jun 1, 2008, End date: Nov 30, 2012,

"European policy making is hampered by considerable uncertainty about the magnitude and nature of the impacts of long term exposure to air pollution on human health. ESCAPE is a collaboration of more than 30 European cohort studies including some 900,000 subjects. It is aimed at quantifying health impacts of air pollution and at reducing uncertainty. ESCAPE will also test new hypotheses on specifi ...
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The project objective is to design a novel and cost-effective microcellular nanocomposite foam, with mechanical properties comparable to or better than Balsa wood and PVC foam, allowing for a substitution of these as core materials for lightweight composite sandwich structures. The material will be applicable for widespread industrial use, e.g. within Wind Power, rail, shipbuilding and automotive ...
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RISK ASSESSMENT OF ENGINEERED NANOPARTICLES (ENPRA)

Start date: May 1, 2009, End date: Oct 31, 2012,

... ssential to ascertain whether exposure to ENP can lead to possible health risks for workers and consumers. We have formed a consortium of well-known scientists from European Universities and Research Institutes, with over 100 publications in the field of Nanotoxicology. Our aim is to develop an approach for the Risk Assessment of ENP (ENPRA). Our objectives are: (i) to obtain a bank of commercial ...
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Recent technological advances allow the targeted production of objects and materials in the nanoscale (smaller than 100 nm). Nanomaterials have chemical, physical and bioactive characteristics, which are different from those of larger entities of the same materials. Nanoparticles can pass through body barriers. This is interesting for medical applications, but it raises concerns about their health ...
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observatoryNANO brings together leading EU organizations who collectively have expertise in the technological; economic; societal/ethical; health, safety, and environmental analysis of nanotechnologies. Its primary aim is to develop appropriate methodologies to link scientific and technological development of nanotechnologies with socio-economic impacts. Both of these aspects will be enhanced by e ...
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Nanoparticles (NP) have unique, potentially beneficial properties, but their possible impact on human health has not been adequately assessed. The main goal of this proposal is to develop alternative high-throughput testing strategies using in vitro and in silico methods to assess the toxicological profile of NP used in medical diagnostics. Our specific aims are to: 1. Define NP properties and ful ...
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... human health, and the dissemination of our findings. Through our comprehensive approach, which combines analytical procedures from many different disciplines and leading experts from several national institutes devoted to occupational and environmental safety, we aim to establish a panel of read-out systems for the prediction of the toxic potential of existing and emerging ENs, thus enabling a con ...
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Nanotechnology is a fast growing industry producing a wide variety of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) and numerous potential applications. Consequently, the potential for exposure to humans and the environment is likely to increase. Human exposure to MNMs and environmental release of these materials can occur during all the life cycle stages of these materials. For each stage of the life cycle o ...
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The overall aim of the ENRHES project is to perform a comprehensive scientific review of the health and environmental safety of fullerenes, CNTs, metal and metal oxide nanomaterials. The review will consider sources, pathways of exposure, the health and environmental outcomes of concern, in the context informing the regulation of the potential risks of engineered nanoparticles. We will employ a s ...
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Extreme Weather Conditions

Start date: Aug 31, 2004, End date: Aug 31, 2006,

Cold is a natural part of the environment in the northern regions of Europe and can be considered as a risk factor, be it encountered in the work environment or during leisure activities. In a wide range of occupational areas, such as rescue, cold and freezer room work, fishing, tourism etc., problems linked to the cold are a daily occurrence. This project aims to focus on extreme cold conditions ...
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AGEING AT WORK was developed through collaboration with six European expert institutions, with the aim to transfer expertise and knowledge in age and health management. The project aimed to develop, test and promote a training concept for HR professionals on age management,with a particular focus on health.
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The project aims to develop new innovative on-line standards and Vocational Certificate for Trainers and officers working within the field of Social, Economic, Environmental and Physical Regeneration. The qualification will provide the beneficiaries with the knowledge to undertake their roles and provide them with the skills to develop volunteers and trainers from primarily voluntary, community an ...
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Health Reporting Training Project

Start date: Nov 1, 2010,

WHO defines health communication as a key strategy to inform the public and maintain health issues on the public agenda (WHO, 1996). The majority of journalists, as research shows, lacks specialized health training and do not understand the complexities of scientific subjects (Smith, 2008; Dentzer, 2009). Inadequate, misleading or incomplete health coverage constitutes a public health threat (Voss ...
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Training professionals to bring together medical cultures in Europe : A training programme on a European scale for healthcare professionals, bringing together the different medical cultures of the continent. This project started in 2000 and lasted 36 months.
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In the context of the global marketplace and the need to remain competitive, inappropriate use of alcohol and drugs by employees is presenting an increasing number of European employers with problems in their workplaces. These include increased sickness absence, lower levels of performance and reduced productivity of staff. Line managers and supervisors have a key role to play in developing and pr ...
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