About Paul Borm

Toxicologist--entrepreneur in Life Sciences.

Bridging two worlds

Happy to share pre-publication of paper in Open Research Europe, connecting my expertise on particle induced effects in lung and after release from medical devices. Astonishing parallels between particle induced effects in lung and hip.

By |2021-03-17T12:36:00+01:0017 March 2021|news|

Local support

It is not always evident from my website but I regularly support local groups with objections to traffic extension or airport issues, usually by an expert assessment on (missing) data or suggestions how to move forward in a specific dossier. Today received news that in one such trajectory the legal court has [...]

By |2021-03-17T12:24:29+01:0017 March 2021|news, press|

Algae as bio-fungicide

The burden on and effects on the environment and people due to the use of biocides in agriculture and horticulture is a well-known fact. For example, in wine-growing in France, about 90% of all biocides are used on 10% of the total agricultural area. In addition, even organic (wine) farmers are [...]

By |2021-01-31T11:06:17+01:0031 January 2021|news|

MOMENTUM: new project to resolve health impact of microplastics

On Monday, Jan. 11 2021 ZonMW presented the ‘knowledge agenda Microplastics and Health’ to the Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management. This knowledge agenda describes the most important knowledge gaps and calls for more research. In presenting this knowledge agenda, ZonMw also publicly announced the awarding of the MOMENTUM project. [...]

By |2021-01-18T08:59:56+01:0018 January 2021|news, press|

Ella gives a face to air pollution victims

This smiling girl is Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah who died of asthma last year following an asthma attack and has become the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death. At the conclusion of the two-week inquest, coroner Philip Barlow said Ella had been exposed to "excessive" [...]

By |2021-01-04T17:03:46+01:004 January 2021|press|

Microplastics white paper delivered to ICCA

A significant part of 2020, Nanoconsult has spent on composing a white paper on the health impact of microplastic particles. For this effort a read-across approach was taken to use current know-how and paradigms developed in other particle area's such as PSLT, nanomaterials and ambient PM. The final report was now delivered [...]

By |2020-12-09T15:15:49+01:009 December 2020|Geen categorie|

TiO2 discussion continues

Titanium dioxide as a hallmark of PSLT is used in food (E171) and cosmetics (CI 77891) has been classified in Europe as a suspected carcinogen. Bulk E171 will be v=delivered from producers labelled as a carcinogen category 2 to downstream industry, but any resulting food product will not require labelling because of [...]

By |2020-11-21T17:03:21+01:0021 November 2020|news|

leerzaam symposium

Het Brightlands material center legde deze maand uit wat er allemaal bij komt kijken als je plastics en verpakkingen circulair wil maken. Een leerzame webinar die ik U kan aanbevelen zolang die nog online staat. Voor mij was dan weer nieuw dat de pigmenten (bv carbon black) en de labels zoveel storen [...]

By |2020-09-23T12:01:23+02:0023 September 2020|Geen categorie|

Read-across: neonatal surgery needed?

Read-across is a valuable technique that Nanoconsult is currently exploring in advising ICCA on health impact assessment of microplastic particles. While learning the principles, the availavble literature and guidance documents from ECHA (RAAF, 2017) it appeared more and more to be network of rules and principles that have been made up [...]

By |2020-09-01T18:17:10+02:001 September 2020|news|

MDOT in full drive

It was so good to have our first review meeting of the MDOT EU project on August 27th 2020 (online) with project officer Canger Ozlem and project monitor Eckhard Schwenner. It showed a major progress of bringing solutions to comply with MDR for European SMEs. If you are an SME planning to [...]

By |2020-08-27T15:04:46+02:0027 August 2020|Geen categorie|
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