EUROPEAN NANOTECHNOLOGY BODY TO EXAMINE HEALTH EFFECTS OF NANOPARTICLES

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A EUROPEAN Observatory on Nanotechnologies is to be created, charged with predicting and detecting the potential environmental health problems caused by the increasing use of nanoparticles in consumer products such as tanning lotions and face creams. Coordinated by the Institute of Nanotechnology in Glasgow, Scotland, the new European body will receive Euro 4 million from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme research budget, and will involve 17 EU organisations with expertise in the field. As well as safety, it will ...


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