BAuA's contribution to the project "InnoMat.Life"
Within the consortium project InnoMat.Life, funded by the BMBF, test methods, evaluation criteria and grouping approaches for nanomaterials are investigated for their applicability to other material classes. These include polydisperse materials consist-ing of nano- and microscale particles, such as polymer powders for additive manufacturing, hybrid materials and pigments. The BAuA will investigate the applicability of the Fluidizer for measuring the dust behaviour of various nano- and microscale fibre materials and compare the findings with those of other methods (continuous drop, rotating drum). The aim is to contribute to a test strategy for risk assessment within the framework of chemical safety, which is adapted to hazards arising from the release of respirable, bioresistant fibre dusts.
A further focus is the targeted aerosol generation with a controllable amount of isolated fibres and a known length and diameter distribution, which will be used by other consortium partners for in-vitro investigations on the health effects resulting from fibre dusts. In a further work package, contributions are made for the assessment of the employee exposure in the life cycle of selected materials.
Unit 4.5 "Particulate Hazardous Substances, Advanced Materials"