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IUPAC Workshop on Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials.

28 – 29 September 2017, CENAM, Queretaro, Mexico



Welcome

The IUPAC Workshop on Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials is a forum to exchange experiences, opinions and knowledge on nanosafety.
Discussion panels and presentations will focus on 4 areas: (1) the importance of characterization of nanomaterials, both as produced and in complex matrices, (2) transformations of nanomaterials when used in consumer products or released to the environment, (3) current nanotoxicology methods and gaps for environment and human health studies, and (4) challenges for risk assessment.

The workshop will provide a critical overview of some of the key issues related to the safe and sustainable development and application of nanotechnology in all its value chain. The main objectives are to foster a greater awareness of the challenges, identify the infrastructure needed to evaluate physical, health and environmental hazards, based on the particular conditions in Mexico, exchange experience on the status of nanosafety statutory or regulatory instruments, and best practices for the safe use of engineered nanomaterials and unify nanosafety-related concepts.