E-book Particles & Health

A few months ago the E-book with all contributions to the  London Particles & Health meeting in 2021 is now published online. Please go to the following link: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/20810/particles-and-health-2021-an-international-conference-addressing-issues-in-science-and-regulation

By |2023-06-05T16:11:34+02:005 June 2023|Geen categorie|


The last two days I spent quite some time online in a virtual (Teams) kick-off of MOMENTUM,  a public private partnership research consortium funded by Zon-MW and Health Holland, Happy to contribute in kind with our expertise on particle toxicology and introduced the concept of Safe-by-Degradation as lesson learnt from previous [...]

By |2021-12-23T13:10:24+01:005 June 2021|Geen categorie|

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 |2021-12-23T13:11:10+01:009 December 2020|Geen categorie|

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 |2021-12-23T13:11:22+01:0023 September 2020|Geen categorie|

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 |2021-12-23T13:11:35+01:0027 August 2020|Geen categorie|

ChemWatch continues debate on PSLT

Yesterday's issue of ChemWatch dedicated an Fresh debate over rodent tests for lung cancer with PSLTs-. Based on a commentary by Danish research Group (Ulla Vogel et al), and the reply by Driscolletal_2020 in Partcile & Fibre Toxicology it became clear that the issue still raises a series of questions. Whereas [...]

By |2021-12-23T13:11:44+01:0031 July 2020|Geen categorie|

Tyre wear a significant source of airborne microplastics

A lot of focus on microplastic waste is to prevent plastic going into our environment. Tyres consist of a mix of elastomers such as rubber (natural and synthetic), carbon black, steel cord, fibres, and other organic and inorganic components used to improve their stability. Tyre wear particles are produced by shear forces [...]

By |2021-12-23T13:11:51+01:0027 July 2020|Geen categorie|

COVID and nanoparticle parallels

It does not come as a surprise that the COVID-19 virus behaves as a nanoparticle that upon inhalation can deposit in the nasal cavity and cross the one cell-layer olfactory epithelium to reach the brain and cause damage. A recent case in a radiology technician shows how MRI is able to detect [...]

By |2021-12-23T13:11:56+01:002 June 2020|Geen categorie|

ZonMW consultation on Microplastics & Health 2020

In 2019 ZonMw, a grant program in the Netherlands, launched the first international research program on Microplastics & Health. While a first series of projects has started, many questions remain unanswered. That is why ZonMw has been commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to work on a [...]

By |2021-12-23T13:12:02+01:0013 May 2020|Geen categorie|
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