UFP exposure near airport

As a toxicology expert I support environmental issues. Since a number of years I help concerned inhabitants of villages near Maastricht Aachen Airport (MAA). A number of people have been able to contract Sensornet to do measurements of ultrafine particles during 3 months in 2022. The results have been digested into [...]

By |2023-07-30T12:33:14+02:009 June 2023|news, press|

Particles: the way forward

Looking forward to speak in Brussels on december 5th during the informal face-to-face meeting between CEFIC and representatives of the EU to discuss options for particle classification. My presentation will focus on a new way to look at the inflammatory response.

By |2022-11-26T11:03:59+01:0026 November 2022|news, press|

Breaking news: common sense seems to return!!

Yesterday breaking news on the former classification of TiO2 particles as a carcinogen was published. The European court annuls the former classification of TiO2 as a carcinogenic substance by inhalation in certain powder forms. Common sense seem to return and Nanoconsult praises the persistence of those who have continued debating this. Our [...]

By |2022-11-24T11:58:55+01:0024 November 2022|news, press|

Microplastics and Particle Paradigms

Happy to announce that the paper I wrote with Stephanie Wright (King's College, London, UK) will soon be published in Frontiers. It is an example of connecting different worlds in an effort to learn and accelerate robust interventions toward inhaled microplastics.  Nanoconsult: connecting solutions!

By |2022-05-23T15:00:15+02:0023 May 2022|press|

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 |2021-12-23T13:10:44+01:0017 March 2021|news, press|

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 |2021-12-23T13:10:56+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 |2021-12-23T13:11:03+01:004 January 2021|press|

France withdraws harmonized silica classification

  France has withdrawn its intention for harmonized classification of crystalline silica (See ECHA’s registry of intentions: https://echa.europa.eu/registry-of-clh-intentions-until-outcome/-/dislist/details/0b0236e180b9b823)  The listed reason for withdrawal:  As “work involving exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust” is now included in the Directive 2017/2398/CE, French MSCA considers that the need to propose a classification as carcinogen [...]

By |2021-12-23T13:15:13+01:0011 June 2018|news, press|
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