Consumer risk and nanomaterials exposure

Reports on this page address consumer exposure and possible risks. Generally, risks are assessed by comparing the degree and severity of inherent hazards of a chemical with the estimated level of exposure to that same chemical.


One key issue in risk assessment of nanomaterials is the degree to which the inherent properties of nanomaterials allow them to be absorbed by the body.

"Better control of nanomaterials" has looked deeper into this issue in relation to possible absorption following oral intake and skin contact and this has been dealt with in the following reports:

Hazards, exposures and risks

A range of projects have looked at specific hazards, exposures and possible resulting risks from given nanomaterials or product groups:

A single project attempted to provide a more general assessment of consumer exposure, hazards and risk. Project results were published in the following reports: