Can my nanomaterial cause negative health effects?

If you are exposed to nanomaterials, you need to determine the degree of exposure and the toxicity of the nanomaterial. You can derive how hazardous your nanomaterial is with the aid of the scheme below.

Has a health limit value been derived for this specific nanomaterial?
Yes No
No
Has a health limit value been derived for a comparable nanomaterial?
Yes No
No
Is a provisional reference value available for your nanomaterial?
Yes No
No
Can the nanomaterial be classified into one of the hazard classes?
Yes No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
You may conduct a quantitative risk assessment using a health limit value or a reference value.
No
Has it been proven that the nanomaterial is really comparable?
Yes No
You may conduct a qualitative risk assessment using the hazard class.
Consider the use of another product.