Chapter 3.5: Taking the course of the reaction and new materials into account


To be on the safe side, activities in laboratories involving nanomaterials with properties that are not sufficiently well known are also treated as activities with new materials when defining protective measures. This applies even if nanoparticles may be released only during processing. For further practical guidance regarding this, please refer to (26), (27), (28), (29), (30).

The "Nanorama laboratory" is also available for safe handling of nanomaterials ( This interactive e-learning application provides information on how to work safely with both nanomaterials and equipment that is used to produce or process nanomaterials. In connection with the risk assessment, it enables exposure to be estimated and provides information regarding the necessary protective measures when working with nanomaterials in laboratories.