02 August 2010
BfR reports to the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV). It enjoys independence in respect of its scientific assessments and research.
BfR involvement in the nanotoxicology field:
Nanomaterials in Consumer Products (Department 7)
People: PD Dr. Dr. Andreas Luch: Head of department of consumer product safety
PD Dr. Mario E. Götz: Head of Division Molecular Toxicology
Dr. Dagmar Fieblinger: Head of Experimental Genotoxicity Unit
Organisation Chart: Departments involved in "Nano- Activities"
General Activities & Tasks of BfR (as so for "Nano")
Risk Assessment: expert reports, opinions according to internationally recognized scientific criteria.
National & International Bodies: committees & panels, working groups
Research Activities & Cooperations: primarily to strengthen risk assessment processes.
Risk Communication: informing the public in a transparent, comprehensive way
Participation in National & International Bodies, Committees for Nanotechnology
National Level: Dialog of public authorities: Joint activity of several public Authorities & Federal Institutes evaluating nano-related issues
Nano-Commission & Nano-Dialog (BMU): Stakeholder dialog on further development of nanotechnology, establishing regulatory frames & risk assessment; participators from science & research, industry, administration and NGOs
Senate Commission on Food Safety & DFG working group "nanotoxicology" (BMELV): Expert opinions on synthetic nanomaterials in food and feed and food contact materials
International Level: Special expertise in risk assessment and analytics of cosmetics and food contact materials
EFSA: BfR is active in scientific committee/working group on nanotechnology
OECD WPMN (2009-2012): BfR participates in SG3 (hazard assessment), SG8 (exposure assessment approaches) and co-chairs SG6 (development of risk assessment approaches), and SG7 (integrated testing strategy applying in vitro methods)Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:04