After more than 10 years of communicating the risks of nanomaterials in the previous
projects DaNa and DaNa2.0, we generally revamped our website www.nanoobjects.info and
took the nano experience to expand the portfolio to advanced materials in DaNa4.0.
Advanced materials represent a group of various smart, innovative materials with new
functions and effects. These include materials such as carbon fibres, aerogels and also
nanomaterials. They are already used today in a variety of applications such as lightweight
plastics with fibre reinforcement or hybrid materials used in 3D printing.
Our knowledge base currently contains verified information on more than 26 materials and
more than 70 applications. With the help of our literature criteria, we are now evaluating
scientific literature on human and eco toxicology of advanced materials and describe the
findin gs in a generally understandable way: from a possible exposure to humans, the
uptake into the body, to the effect on humans, and from the release of these materials into
the environment, their uptake and effect in environmental organisms to the distribution in
the environment. We also provide information on the behaviour of advanced materials at
the external and internal body barriers of humans.
The enormous variety and diversity of advanced materials is a huge challenge for the team
of biologists, chemists and toxicologists.
Additionally, current topics like labelling of chemicals and additives or nanoplastics in the
environment can be found in the section on cross-cutting issues.
The DaNa knowledge base reliably informs the consumer about potential risks of advanced
materials. Scientists will also find results of German projects on advanced materials, SOPs, a
SOP template and the literature criteria catalogue for download.
For more information, visit www.nanoobjects in new layout.