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Posted: September 14, 2009

Presentations posted from EU Scientific Hearing on Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies

(Nanowerk News) On September 10, 2009, the European Commission (DG Health and Consumers) organized in Brussels a Scientific Hearing on the risk assessment of nanotechnologies.
The main objectives of this Hearing have been to identify:
  • any possible scientific topics which have not been covered in the opinions from the relevant EU Risk Assessment Committees and Bodies;
  • what are -according to current scientific knowledge- the main potential risks that could emerge from the use of nanomaterials in the future; and
  • provision of relevant background information and comments on those issues.
  • The presentations at this meeting have now been posted on the DG Health and Consumer's website:
    The Role of EU Scientific Committees for Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials (pdf) by B. DELOGU, Directorate-General for Health & Consumers, European Commission
    Public Consultation on Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies: Summary of contributions (pdf) by L. BONTOUX, Directorate-General for Health & Consumers, European Commission
    (Scientific) Comments on the Public Consultationís Summary (pdf) by W. H De JONG, Vice Chair SCENIHR
    Source: European Commission
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