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Risks posed by new materials

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PTB News 2.2021

In a new cross-institutional working group called “Advanced Materials” under the leadership of the Bundesanstalt für Risikobewertung (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, BfR), an expert committee which includes experts from PTB will assess the potential health and environmental risks of advanced materials. The committee is intended to shed light on the future handling of advanced materials, new nanomaterials belonging to this group, in terms of regulation and early risk detection. PTB’s focus for this is on metrological questions which arise in the reliable characterization of the new materials.

(Contact: Harald Bosse, +49 531 592-5010, Opens local program for sending emailharald.bosse(at)ptb.de)