Nanomaterials: getting the benefits, controlling the risks – the Austrian way

29 October 2014

Nanotechnology offers great opportunities, for example in the environmental and energy sectors as well as in products such as cosmetics and medicine. However, it is essential for nanotechnology applications to be safe while taking advantage of the opportunities that they offer. The regulation of nanotechnologies is therefore necessary to guarantee that human health and the environment are protected.
As one element of the Austrian Nanotechnology Action Plan, Austria is now carrying out a nanomaterial inspection project. Among other things, spot checks are performed to gain insight into nanomaterials and nanomaterial products on the Austrian market (ECHA Newsletter, October 2014).
Click here for the article in the ECHA Newsletter.
Click here to download the Austrian Nanotechnology Action Plan (5.88 MB).
Click here for the Austrian Nano Information Portal (in German).