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2016

  • New Research Director

    Following Martie van Tongeren move to the University of Manchester, the IOM has appointed Sotiris Vardoulakis as the new Research Director with effect from 1 May.  We would like to thank Martie van T...

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  • Prof Rob Aitken is appointed new CEO of IOM

      At IOM we are looking forward to an exciting new chapter, following the appointment of Professor Rob Aitken as Chief Executive of the Institute who took the reigns in late November. Rob, who first...

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  • ‘Safe handling of nanotechnology’ ten years on

    In 2006, a group of scientists proposed five grand challenges to support the safe development and handling of nanotechnology. Ten years on, in an article published this week in Nature Nanotechnology...

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  • We pay thanks to our CEOs

    In the final week of Dr Phil Woodhead's tenure as IOM's CEO, we were delighted to see (for the very first time), all three most recent CEO's together for a very unusual photograph. Representing our...

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  • IOM/SAFENANO expands material characterisation services to include SWeRF analysis & dustiness testing

    IOM/SAFENANO is pleased to announce that we are expanding our material characterisation services to include the provision of Size-Weighted Respirable Fraction (SWeRF) analysis of bulk materials and ...

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  • OSH Knowledge and its Management

    Commissioned by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), research teams conducted six studies to shed new light on modern-day worker protection at a time when health and safety has be...

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  • 10 years of SAFENANO at the IOM

        2016 sees SAFENANO celebrating 10 years of supporting the responsible development of nanotechnology, from the latest advances in medicines and healthcare, to the personal cosmetics, paints, pack...

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  • Safenano celebrates the first ten years

    Reflections on ten years of Safenano, IOM's centre of excellence on research and consulting services into the safe use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials, by founding Director, Prof. Rob Aitken: 201...

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  • IOM scientist wins award at the EPICOH conference in Barcelona

    At the prestigious international epidemiology conference EPICOH2016, Dr Ioannis Basinas has won the award for the Best Poster Student/New Researcher:   Statistical modelling and development of a quant...

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  • Workplace Health Expert Committee Open Meeting

    The Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC) is an HSE independent expert scientific committee providing advice to HSE about the scientific and medical evidence on workplace health issues. Further inf...

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  • New IOM co-authored paper on small inhaled particles

    Prof. Lang Tran, Principal Toxicologist at IOM, has co-authored a paper entitled "Neurodegenerative and neurological disorders by small inhaled particles", published in the NeuroToxicology journal.  T...

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  • New nanoparticles papers by Dr Michael Riediker

    Dr Michael Riediker, SAFENANO Section Head at IOM Singapore, has co-authored several new nanoparticles papers.  The first two links below take you to the abstracts, the third one to the video article....

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  • Dr Sean Semple's visit to Malawi

    Dr Sean Semple (Senior Lecturer at Aberdeen University and Honorary Senior Scientist at IOM) recently spent some time in Blantyre Malawi for the BREATHE project. As part of the Pan African Thoracic So...

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  • Paper published on Environmental Health Literacy and Justice

    Dr Miranda Loh, Senior Exposure and Environmental Scientist at IOM, has co-authored an open-access paper entitled “Improving Environmental Health Literacy and Justice through Environmental Exposure Re...

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  • Sentencing Guidelines - An Update

    Earlier this year, there was an important change in the sentencing guidelines for offences in regards to duties under Health and Safety Regulations. We feel it is important to bring this to your atten...

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  • RFU Concussion Study

    We are pleased to be a partner in the ongoing sports concussion study on behalf of the English Rugby Football Union. More than 200 former players have agreed to take part.  The study is being led by L...

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  • Occupational exposure to nanoparticles | IOM exposure scientists

    IOM exposure scientists Professor John Cherrie and Dr Anne Sleeuwenhoek have co-authored two papers on “Occupational dermal exposure to nanoparticles and nano-enabled products”, which have been publis...

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  • Arsenic concentrations paper published

    Dr Miranda Loh, Senior Exposure & Environmental Scientist at IOM has co-authored a paper entitled "Association of Children’s Urinary CC16 Levels with Arsenic Concentrations in Multiple Environment...

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  • Judith Lamb's graduation

    Judith Lamb, formerly Exposure Scientist at IOM, graduated with a PhD today at The University of Aberdeen. Her PhD is entitled "AN EVALUATION OF THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF CHEMICAL EXPOSURE ASSES...

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  • BBC Radio Interview on Asbestos

    As part of Global Asbestos Awareness Week (1st - 7th April 2016), IOM's John Toms was invited to speak on the subject during a ten minute broadcast on Asbestos in the construction industry. You can he...

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  • Global Asbestos Awareness Week

    Protect Britain’s construction workforce against asbestos exposure with training ‘shake up’ say leading authority on workplace health Global Asbestos Awareness Week (1st – 7th April 2016) It is a li...

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  • Danish EPA report provides in-depth assessment of nano-enabled technologies in cosmetics

    A new report published by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides a comprehensive evaluation of the knowledge base regarding nano-enabled technologies in cosmetics, specifically addr...

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  • Use of PM2.5 monitors to measure second-hand smoke concentrations in hospitality venues

    Dr Sean Semple, Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and Honorary Senior Scientist at IOM, has co-authored a paper published yesterday in "Nicotine & Tobacco Research" (Advance Access) th...

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