Safety issues of nanomaterials along their life cycle

(Nanowerk News) "Safety issues of nanomaterials along their life cycle" is a two days Symposium that will be held on the 4th and 5th May 2011 at LEITAT Technological Center, Barcelona (Spain).
It is jointly organized by the coordinators of three European FP7 Projects NANOPOLYTOX, NEPHH and HINAMOX. The organizers are representing three Spanish institutions actively working in the field of nanotechnology: LEITAT Technological Centre (Barcelona), Ekotek (Bilbao) and CIC BiomaGUNE (San Sebastian), respectively.
The aim of the Symposium is to discuss about the human and environmental impacts of nanomaterials along their life cycle from their production through their processing, use, and end of life (recycling and/or disposal). Therefore, the tools and methodologies proposed for the risk assessment (RA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of nanomaterials will be one of the main topics of discussion in this symposium.
A panel of experts at international level have been invited as speakers and lectures will be organized into six different sessions:
Session 1. International, national and regional initiatives on Nanotechnology / Nanosafety
Session 2. Nanomaterials: Synthesis, characterization and applications
Session 3. Human health impact of Nanomaterials
Session 4. Environmental impact of Nanomaterials
Session 5. Risk assessment of Nanomaterials
Session 6. Life cycle assessment of Nanomaterials
This Scientific Program will be complemented with a poster session thus allowing the presentation of relevant scientific outcomes in the areas above.
Source: LEITAT