Health front page macrophage2

The

Nano-Safety Research Group

Specialists in the assessment of nanomaterial toxicity to human health and the environment

ENRHES

ENRHES: Engineered nanoparticle review of human and environmental safety

Staff: Helinor Johnston, Teresa Fernandes and Vicki Stone

Funding: FP7

 

Project Aims

To generate a risk assessment for different nanomaterials, based upon exposure data, industrial activity and a review of nanomaterial hazard to humans and the environment. Our role was to conduct the literature review on the hazards posed by nanomaterials to human health.

 

The project report is available for download at: http://ihcp.jrc.ec.europa.eu/whats-new/enhres-final-report

 

Project website: http://ihcp.jrc.ec.europa.eu/whats-new/enhres-final-report

 

Project Partners

  • Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) (UK)
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (Denmark)
  • Joint Research Commision, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (JRC IHCP) (Italy)
  • Institute of Nanotechnology (UK)

Related Publications:

  • Johnston HJ, Hutchison G, Christensen FM, Peters S, Hankin S, Stone V (2010). A review of the in vivo and in vitro toxicity of silver and gold particulates: particle attributes and biological mechanisms responsible for the observed toxicity. Crit Rev Toxicol 40 (4) 328-46
  • Johnston HJ, Hutchison GR, Christensen FM, Peters S, Hankin S, Stone V (2009). Identification of the mechanisms that drive the toxicity of TiO(2 )particulates: the contribution of physicochemical characteristics. Part Fibre Toxicol 6; 33
  • Johnston HJ, Hutchison GR, Christensen FM, Aschberger K, Stone V (2010). The biological mechanisms and physicochemical characteristics responsible for driving fullerene toxicity. Toxicol Sci 114 (2) 162-82.
  • Johnston HJ, Hutchison GR, Christensen FM, Peteres S, Hankin S, Aschberger K, Stone V (2010). A critical review of the biological mechanisms underlying the in vivo and in vitro toxicity of carbon nanotubes: The contribution of physico-chemical characteristics. Nanotoxicology  4(2): 207–246.
  • Christensen FM, Johnston HJ, Stone V, Aitken RJ, Hankin S, Peters S, Aschberger K. (2011). Nano-TiO2 feasibility and challenges for human health risk assessment based on the open literature. Nanotoxicology. 5(2):110-24.
  • Aschberger K, Johnston HJ, Stone V, Aitken RJ, Hankin SM, Peters SA, Tran CL, Christensen FM. (2010). Review of carbon nanotubes toxicity and exposure - appraisal of human health risk assessment based on the open literature. Crit Rev Toxicol. 40(9):759-90.
  • Aschberger K, Johnston HJ, Stone V, Aitken RJ, Tran CL, Hankin SM, Peters SA, Christensen FM. (2010). Review of fullerene toxicity and exposure - appraisal of a human health risk assessment, based on the open literature. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 58(3):455-73.
  • Christensen FM, Johnston HJ, Stone V, Aitken RJ, Hankin S, Peters S, Aschberger K. (2010). nano-silver - feasibility and challenges for human health risk assessment based on the open literature. Nanotoxicology. 4(3):284-95.