Cardno ChemRisk, not only has a strong background in issues specific to nanomaterials, but also has a rich history of experience in occupational health and product sustainability that provides the backbone of expertise necessary to tackle the arising issues related to developing and using nanomaterials. We are well equipped to assess issues related to environmental and human health risks, including toxicity, exposure, and risk management measures, associated with all phases of a nanomaterial’s life-cycle, from material development and manufacturing to end-of-life.We are committed to maximizing the technological advancements and societal benefits of nano-enabled products, while minimizing risk. Cardno ChemRisk is dedicated to helping companies and institutions assess the potential human health and ecological risks of processes and products involving nanotechnology, as well as stay abreast of related regulatory and research activities. We are well equipped to assess environmental and human health risks, including toxicity, exposure, and risk management measures, associated with all phases of a nanomaterial’s life-cycle, from material development and manufacturing to end-of-life.
Project Example: State-of-the-Science Assessment of Nanomaterials in the Tire Industry
Project Overview: On behalf of an international consortium of tire manufacturers, Cardno ChemRisk reviewed the potential human health and environmental risks associated with nanostructured materials. The study focused on human health toxicity, ecotoxicity, occupational exposures and exposure monitoring, best practices recommendations, risk assessment, and risk management for minimizing exposures and risks to nanomaterials in occupational settings.
Our Approach: Cardno ChemRisk reviewed nearly 250 papers in eight languages and found that literature indicates there is still much uncertainty related to the human health and environmental risk of nanomaterials. Based on these findings, Cardno ChemRisk developed recommendations for industry to remain proactive in risk management as it relates to the current and future use of nanomaterials.
Our Value: We assembled a database of key findings and provided recommendations to the key stake holders regarding how to develop industry-wide best practices guidance for using existing nanostructured materials and developing of new nanomaterials.