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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-463814
DOI: 10.1186/s12302-014-0021-6

Environmental impacts of nanomaterials: providing comprehensive information on exposure, transport and ecotoxicity - the project DaNa2.0

Kühnel, D.; Marquardt, C.; Nau, K.; Krug, H.F.; Mathes, B.; Steinbach, C.


Assessing the impact of new technologies or newly developed substances on our environment is a challenge, even more so if the applied test methods - both toxicological and analytical - are often found to be inadequate and need amendments or even new developments as it is in the case of nanotechnology. This is illustrated by numerous publications in the field of nano-ecotoxicology which although they have been investigating the impact of a number of nanomaterials on several organisms almost never allow for explicit statements on potential hazards of these nanomaterials. This fact not only hampers the knowledge communication to all non-scientists (e.g. consumers) but it also complicates the transfer of the obtained results for other scientists.


Risk communication is an essential and thus integral part of risk management. For this purpose, the project DaNa2.0 (Data and knowledge on nanomaterials - processing of socially relevant scientific facts) provides processed and hence easy accessible information on the potential safety issues of nanomaterials, mainly via the project website webcit ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik (IAI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2190-4715
KITopen ID: 1000046381
HGF-Programm 43.14.03; LK 01
Erschienen in Environmental Sciences Europe
Band 26
Heft 21
Seiten 1-12
Schlagworte Nanomaterials; Nano-objects; Nano-ecotoxicity; Knowledge base; Knowledge dissemination; Nanotechnology; Environmental impact
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