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Assessment of individual exposure to engineered nanomaterials by means of personal monitors and samplers – nanoIndEx

Submission summary

nanoIndEx will determine personal exposure to MNMs and thoroughly investigate the possibilities of personal monitors and samplers. Those samplers and monitors, identified as suitable for assessing personal exposure to MNMs will be scrutinized in laboratory and field studies to study their accuracy and the comparability of the different samplers and monitors and to search for possible correlations between metrics. All samplers and monitors that qualified during the lab-studies will be used in field studies in at least ten different nanotechnology workplaces. These field surveys will provide information on the field applicability and comparability of the instruments and generate a large data set on personal exposure to MNMs that will be provided to existing exposure databases. The experiences from the laboratory and field studies will feed into standard operation procedures and guidance documents on the proper use of the monitors and samplers and for data evaluation. All these documents will be made publicly available and distributed to stakeholders as well as national and international harmonization and standardization activities.

Project coordination

Christof ASBACH (Air Quality & Sustainable Nanotechnology Unit) –

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


IOM Institute of Occupational Medicine
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) Institute of Aerosol and Sensor Technology
IGF Institut fuer Gefahrstoffforschung
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
IUTA Air Quality & Sustainable Nanotechnology Unit
BAuA Bundesanstalt fuer Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

Help of the ANR 183,758 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2012 - 36 Months

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