Nanomaterials have found their way in our everyday lives via numerous market applications ranging from electronics to the health care system. Current nanomaterials as well as the emerging advanced (nano)materials offer great innovative potential and are assumed to be beneficial to mankind and the environment by e.g. reducing material usage and energy consumption.
However, consumers, journalistst, politicians or regulators often miss condensed, reliable and understandable information on nanomaterials and their applications. There is a high demand for answers to questions such as "are nanomaterials per se dangerous for human health?" or "are nanoparticles threatening our environment?" Even scientists from related fields are faced with the challenge to assess and interpret the potential hazard caused by the materials or the products themselves.