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Review of environment, health & safety research on nanomaterials

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The EMERGNANO project's aims were to:

  • Collect together a comprehensive listing of completed and near-completed environment, health and safety research on nanomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Review these studies according to their relevance and impact in the field
  • Use the review outcomes to identify priority needs for control or management of risk, including an appraisal of whether there is sufficient information to invoke the precautionary principle for one or more nanomaterials.

The project was completed and the EMERGNANO report published in April 2009. As the first global review of environment, health and safety research into nanomaterials, it recieved widespread acclaim within the nanotechnology community.

The final EMERGNANO report can be downloaded here.

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