Manufacturing nanocomposites? Take part in the EU study on ultrafine dust emissions
The NanoExplore project is currently recruiting companies based in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France and Germany that manufacture or handle nanocomposites, or are concerned with ultrafine dust emissions to take part in a research study.
Reasons to get involved:
- Learn about the potential risks of exposure to ENMs at the workplace
- Receive personal results relative to exposure to ENMs and biological markers
- Improve health for others in the future and to help the development of long-term health surveillance and worker protection programs
- Benefit from exposure control measures set up by your employer as a result of this study
About the study
The study involves two field campaigns separated by a 6- or 9-month interval. Each field campaign will last for 4 days, during which staff will be followed in usual tasks in order to monitor a number of variables in the ambient air. Before and after starting this 4-day period, staff will be asked to fill in a questionnaire, to perform a pulmonary function test and to provide biological samples. Participants will have the possibility to discuss the results with a referent occupational physician.
The main goal of NanoExplore is to reduce the adverse effects derived from the exposure to engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) by setting up a harmonized health surveillance system and promoting new EU policies for the safe use of ENMs.
Join the study