Technological innovations must be proven safe to be accepted by consumers. EU legislation seeks to ensure a high level of protection for public health and safety for consumers, workers and the environment.
The European Commission's work on risk assessment for nanotechnologies serves to:
review risk-assessment methodologies and develop risk assessment approaches
- set priorities for related EU research funding
- support the EU regulatory framework and related policy initiatives
- feed knowledge into the work of European and international bodies such as CEN, the OECD, ISO, etc.
- inform and stimulate the dialogue between the Commission and stakeholders, citizens and international authorities.
More on EU risk assessment
Scientific opinions (SCENIHR, SCCS, EFSA)
Risk assessment and dialogue at EU level
Global risk assessment dialogue
Nanotechnologies – a preliminary risk analysis(4 MB) (2004)