Nanotechnologies: Where should they take us? Have your say

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Impacts-Technology Sector Evaluation: Environment

The ObservatoryNANO report on the technology sector Environment summarises the technologies and applications used for the treatment of air, water and soil. This EHS analysis considers those nanomaterials outlined within the context of their application and provides a summary of what is known in relation to potential hazard of and exposure to the material in question. Finally, the analysis outlines some key EHS considerations and basic guidance for those developing or using the technologies outlined within the report.


The aim of the OBSERVATORYNANOI project was to support policy makers through the provision of wide-ranging scientific and economic analysis of nanoscience and nanotechnology developments, together with the assessment of ethical and societal aspects, impacts on environment, health and safety, as well as developments in regulation and standardization. The project focused on 10 technology sectors: Aerospace, Automotive & Transport; Agrifood; Chemistry and Materials; Construction; Energy; Environment; Healthcare; Information and Communication Technology; Security; Textiles


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About nanopinion

  • nanopinion is an EC-funded project bringing together 17 partners from 11 countries with the aim of monitoring public opinion on what we hope from innovation with nanotechnologies. The project is aimed citizens with a special focus on hard-to-reach target groups, which are people who do not normally encounter and give their opinion nanotechnologies at first hand.
  • Dialogue is facilitated online and in outreach events in 30 countries presenting different participatory formats.
  • To promote an informed debate, we also run a strong press & social media campaign and offer a repository with more than 150 resources.
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