The conference, Environmental and Occupational Health Aspects Related to Nano- and Ultrafine Particulate Matter (EOHNANO) is organized by the National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI) in Norway, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) and the North-West Russian Public Health Research Centre in collaboration with the Chemical Environmental Section of the Norwegian Chemical Society. The main aim of this conference is to provide a forum to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge about how ultrafine and nano-sized particulate matter may affect human health and the environment.
The main topics of the EOHNANO conference are the following:
-Physicochemical characterization of engineered, combustion and unintentionally formed nano- and ultrafine particles (e.g. surface properties, agglomeration, solubility).
-Measurement methodologies and exposure assessment of nano- and ultrafine particles (ambient, indoor and occupational exposure scenarios).
-Health effects (experimental and epidemiological evidence).
-Toxicological mechanisms (e.g. bio- and toxicokinetics, bioaccumulation).
-Risk assessment and mitigation of exposure.