EU Science Hub

Nanotechnology: European Commission scientists reveal promises and risks for our health

Jul 20 2008

In Barcelona today as part of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF2008), scientists from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) will explain recent advances made in the scientific and technological field of nanotechnology, focusing on the implications for human health in terms of potential benefits as well as associated risks. Regulatory issues raised by nanotechnology will also be addressed, along with the challenges posed by the responsible communication of potential health risks to the public and the need for decision making based on robust science.