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Jan 28, 2013

FIOH's policy brief on nanosafety


 

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health issues Policy Briefs for Finnish decision makers on important and timely topics.

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The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health issues Policy Briefs for Finnish decision makers on important and timely topics. These policy briefs - Impact sheets - briefly present key information on a particular topic, and often include recommendations for appropriate corrective actions usually to occupational health and safety. In October 2012 an impact sheet pointing the importance of safety research of nanomaterials to support the success of nanotechnologies was distributed to decision makers within European Union and globally, to international scientific community, social partner organizations, other stakeholders including important companies.

Safety Research on Nanotechnology Needed (pdf)

Engineered nanomaterials offer enormous potential in many areas of technology. The safety of engineered nanomaterials is the key to the success of the industry, because without customers' confidence, nanotechnology has no future. The operating culture of nanotechnology businesses must change in accordance with research findings: safety must be considered when new materials and technologies are designed.