• Nano in the environment – an unknown risk

    Posted 14.08.2013

    Studies show that nanoparticles can have negative effects on the environment.

    A new article by Louise Sales have summarized recent studies, that have shown different negative effects on the environment. A Dutch study have shown that exposure to certain nanoparticles damage the health of earthworms. In addition, a US study has found an adverse impact on plants and...


  • EU initiates nano communication project

    Posted 14.08.2013

    2.4 million euro from the EU will over the next three years be spent on increasing the communication to the public about nanotechnologies.

    A new project funded by the EU is intended to boost communication to the public about nanotechnologies. The project will focus on six main areas:

     

    • Developing new strategies for outreach and dialogue along nanotechnology value...


  • REACH needs to be revised according to nanomaterials

    Posted 06.06.2013

    EUs kemilov er utilstrækkelig, når det kommer til regulering af nanoteknologi.

    In an article recently published in Nature Nanotechnology it is argued that EU’s chemicals legislation, REACH needs revision to sufficiently address nanotechnology risks. The author, Steffen Foss Hansen, point to three major areas that needs to be clarified according to...