BASF launches joint safety research project

BASF launches joint safety research project

4:33 AM, 16th May 2012
BASF launches joint safety research project
Dr Andreas Kreimeyer, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) and BASF SE have launched a joint safety research project. Long-term studies are planned to investigate potential chronic effects of nanoparticles in the lung. BASF has long experience in the field of nanosafety research and has internationally recognized scientific expertise.

In this project, BASF will be conducting the inhalation studies. The stewardship and overall coordination of the project rests with the BMU. The detailed coordination and subsequent evaluation of the results will then be performed by the BAuA, the Federal Environment Office (UBA) and the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) as independent competent authorities. An external advisory committee of high ranking, internationally recognized, independent scientists will be providing scientific support for the investigations.

“No comparable long-term studies of this scope have yet been performed to determine the impact of nanomaterials. As a company, we want to seize the enormous opportunities offered by nanotechnology. We therefore also consider it our duty to clarify open issues and close gaps in our knowledge. In this way, we assume responsibility for our actions and towards society,” explained Dr Andreas Kreimeyer, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF.

© WOC News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


Yingli, Heraeus invest $70 million in photovoltaic technology

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, US: Yingli Green Energy and Heraeus group signed of a $70 million cooperation and supply agreement. The Heraeus Photovoltaic Busine ...

Read more
Shell, Iogen drop plans for biofuel plant in Manitoba

LONDON, UK/OTTAWA, CANADA: Royal Dutch Shell and Iogen Corp have scrapped plans for a commercial-scale biofuel plant in Manitoba, spelling the loss of ...

Read more
Evonik expands ThreAMINO capacity in Hungary

ESSEN, GERMANY: Evonik Industries announced a capacity increase of ThreAMINO (L-threonine) at Evonik Agroferm Zrt, a 100 per cent affiliate of Evonik, ...

Read more
Asahi Kasei builds dry film production plant in China

TOKYO, JAPAN: Asahi Kasei E-materials has begun construction of a new plant for production of Sunfort dry film photoresist (dry film) in Changshu, Jia ...

Read more
Nalco to construct dry polymer production facility in Louisiana

GARYVILLE, US: Nalco, an Ecolab company, announced construction of a dry polymer production facility at the company’s complex in Garyville, Loui ...

Read more
Vale suspends sales and purchase agreements at Goro project

TORONTO, CANADA: Vale, the world’s second- largest nickel producer, suspended sales and purchase agreements at its Goro project on the French Pa ...

Read more