Germany Publishes Report on Relationship of Nanomaterial’s Physical-Chemical Properties and Aquatic Toxicity for the Purpose of Grouping

Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies – The report notes that, based on the variety of existing nanomaterials with numerous modifications, “the effort of investigating environmental fate and effects will be tremendous.”  As a result, it will be necessary to group nanomaterials that feature similar environmental fate and effects.  The project objective was to correlate physical-chemical data with ecotoxicological effects for selected nanomaterials and to define reference values that can serve as a basis for grouping. The report presents the development of concepts for the grouping of nanomaterials with regard to their ecotoxicological effects, focusing on aquatic ecotoxicity.

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