Community news|26/06/18

Nanomaterials: Two databases can now be consulted

Home > The news of EUROGIP and occupational risks in Europe > Nanomaterials: Two databases can now be consulted

The website of the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) has been updated with new safety information on the use of nanomaterials in various sectors (food, medicine, fundamental research, etc.). Moreover, two databases are now available regarding nanotechnology and technology, and to find safety information on nanomaterials:

  • NanoData: data concerning various products, research projects, publications, patents and enterprises which can be easily filtered by sector and by geographic location. 
  • eNanoMapper: one of the biggest sources of data currently available on the toxicological properties of nanomaterials; data and tools for the assessment of risks related to nanomaterials.

To find out more


Discover other news



BELGIUM: what to expect from occupational illnesses in 2022

In 2022, around 38,500 people received compensation for permanent disability due to an occupational disease. And nearly 13,000 workers (private sector and provincial or local administrations, APL) filed a claim for compensation; 211 deaths were recognised, 73% of which were due to asbestos, 17% to silicosis and 10% to other diseases. These are the findings of the Fedris “Statistical Report on Occupational Diseases” 2022.



FINLAND: the number of accidents at work rose in 2021

In 2021, more than 91,159 accidents at work occurred in Finland, around 4,500 more than in 2020. As in the previous year, construction workers (10,787), care and health service workers (9,367) and machine shop and foundry workers (7,162) were most affected.