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|

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|

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|

Expert solicitation- Microplastic Particles- Human Health Impact

Microplastic particles (MPs) have traditionally been considered an issue for  marine environmental systems. However, awareness of human exposure is increasing, particularly as data on the ubiquitous distribution of MPs in indoor and outdoor air, food, drinking water and soil emerge. Despite concern, there is little evidence available on the level and [...]

By |2020-04-28T20:37:40+02:0012 March 2020|news|

Microplastics particles come in all colors, shapes and materials

Last week I attended through webcast the 2-day workshop on Microplastics organized by the National Academy of Sciences in the USA in Washington DC. I was struck by the enormous drive of research groups to identify and characterise these solid materials in seas, soils and tissues. At the same time it reminded [...]

By |2020-02-02T16:06:17+01:002 February 2020|news|

The story goes on

It is hard to imagine but the classification of TiO2 which was anticipated to occur last month by a "Delegated Act" was not accepted (yet) by the EU parliament. Member states are again invited to submit their views.  Read summary by Martin Engelmann : https://www.linkedin.com/posts/martin-engelmann-615312a8_titaniumdioxide-tio2-rollercoaster-activity-6600056016795123712-Wemq

By |2019-11-15T12:14:29+01:0015 November 2019|news|

PSLT consensus report available

The expert report on the outcomes of the PSLT workshop in Edinburgh has been submitted to Inhalation Toxicology. We have decided to split the paper into two parts, i,e, 1) the consensus opinion of the experts as condensed during the workshop, and 2) our personal interpretation as moderators and experts in [...]

By |2019-11-04T12:33:58+01:004 November 2019|news|
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