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Elena Semenzin   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Elena Semenzin published an article in February 2018.
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Willie J. G. M. Peijnenburg

225 shared publications

Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)

Lang Tran

202 shared publications

Macao Sino-Portuguese Nurses Association; Macao China

Bernd Nowack

194 shared publications

Empa − Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Technology and Society Laboratory, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, CH-9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland

V. Stone

160 shared publications

Nano Safety Research Group, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, United Kingdom

Teresa Fernandes

138 shared publications

Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

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Article 4 Reads 1 Citation Decision Support for International Agreements Regulating Nanomaterials Ineke Malsch, Martin Mullins, Elena Semenzin, Alex Zabeo, Da... Published: 27 February 2018
NanoEthics, doi: 10.1007/s11569-018-0312-2
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Article 5 Reads 2 Citations Environmental Risk Assessment Strategy for Nanomaterials Janeck J. Scott‐Fordsmand, Willie J. G. M. Peijnenburg, Elen... Published: 19 October 2017
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph14101251
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An Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) for nanomaterials (NMs) is outlined in this paper. Contrary to other recent papers on the subject, the main data requirements, models and advancement within each of the four risk assessment domains are described, i.e., in the: (i) materials, (ii) release, fate and exposure, (iii) hazard and (iv) risk characterisation domains. The material, which is obviously the foundation for any risk assessment, should be described according to the legislatively required characterisation data. Characterisation data will also be used at various levels within the ERA, e.g., exposure modelling. The release, fate and exposure data and models cover the input for environmental distribution models in order to identify the potential (PES) and relevant exposure scenarios (RES) and, subsequently, the possible release routes, both with regard to which compartment(s) NMs are distributed in line with the factors determining the fate within environmental compartment. The initial outcome in the risk characterisation will be a generic Predicted Environmental Concentration (PEC), but a refined PEC can be obtained by applying specific exposure models for relevant media. The hazard information covers a variety of representative, relevant and reliable organisms and/or functions, relevant for the RES and enabling a hazard characterisation. The initial outcome will be hazard characterisation in test systems allowing estimating a Predicted No-Effect concentration (PNEC), either based on uncertainty factors or on a NM adapted version of the Species Sensitivity Distributions approach. The risk characterisation will either be based on a deterministic risk ratio approach (i.e., PEC/PNEC) or an overlay of probability distributions, i.e., exposure and hazard distributions, using the nano relevant models.
Article 3 Reads 1 Citation Comparing mental models of prospective users of the sustainable nanotechnology decision support system Ineke Malsch, Vrishali Subramanian, Elena Semenzin, Alex Zab... Published: 17 June 2017
Environment Systems and Decisions, doi: 10.1007/s10669-017-9648-3
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Assessing the social impacts of nano-enabled products through the life cycle: the case of nano-enabled biocidal paint Vrishali Subramanian, Elena Semenzin, Alex Zabeo, Peter Sali... Published: 15 May 2017
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s11367-017-1324-9
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Comparative occupational risk assessment to support the substitution of Substances of Very High Concern: Alternatives as... Elisa Giubilato, Lisa Pizzol, Petra Scanferla, Valentina Fag... Published: 01 December 2016
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.08.025
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Article 0 Reads 12 Citations Frameworks and tools for risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials Danail Hristozov, Stefania Gottardo, Elena Semenzin, Agnes O... Published: 01 October 2016
Environment International, doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.07.016
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