The IOM3 Defence, Safety & Security Group provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of information, knowledge and state-of-the-art practice on all aspects of defence, safety and security materials. The group focusses on all technical, educational and professional issues relating to defence, safety and security materials. These issues are relevant to IOM3 members across all disciplines, and will cover all aspects relating to production, design, fitness-for-purpose, applications, cost, and sensitivity in respect of national/personal security and safety.
The European Food Standards Agency has begun preparatory work to re-evaluate the health risks from plasticisers such as phthalates, structurally similar substances, and substances used to replace phthalates in food contact materials.
Research findings may enable better detection of uranium tetrafluoride hydrate, a byproduct of the nuclear fuel cycle, and improved understanding of how environmental conditions influence the chemical behaviour of fuel cycle materials.