New report on Potential Health and Environmental Effects of Graphene
The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON), which is hosted and maintained by ECHA has published a study that has systematically reviewed and critically assessed the potential health and environmental effects of graphene, graphene oxide, and other two-dimensional (2D) materials, based on existing public information of the last ten years.
According to the study, cytotoxic effects have been identified for specific graphene and 2D materials both on health and the environment. It is therefore recommended to consider doses and exposure scenarios when manipulating graphene or 2D material for which risks are reported or identified.
The report concludes the toxicity and ecotoxicity of graphene-based materials deserve more research efforts using OECD test guidelines and ISO documentary standards. When reporting the results of these tests, a precise description of the material used in the tests is required to enable more specific conclusions on toxicity and ecotoxicity, which currently cannot be generalised.
ℹ️ To the full article: https://euon.echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/new-study-assesses-graphene-s-potential-impact-on-health-and-environment?utm_source=echa-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=20221207