A German Initiative on the Health Aspects of Synthetic Nanoparticles: Establishing an Information- and Knowledge-Base for Innovative Material Research
The NanoCare project (running from 2006 through 2009) aimed to broaden knowledge about synthetic nanomaterials with regard to the potential impacts of nanomaterials on human health. New innovative applications and measurement methods were developed for a sustainable and caretaking use of chemical nanotechnology.
Data created within NanoCare were interpreted together with additional information from literature and then published by the “knowledgebase”. This publication of nanotechnology safety aspects satisfied increasing information needs of the public. Furthermore, the results were presented to and discussed with the interested public, politicians and NGOs at dialogue events. Partners from industry, universities and research institutes were contributing their expertise to this partnership.
Prof. Harald Krug, EMPA St. Gallen (March 2006 - February 2009)
Dr. Thomas Kuhlbusch, IUTA e.V., Duisburg (March 2009 - July 2009)
Dr. Katja Nau, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (since 2009 KIT)