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Nanotechnology – The invisible threat

WECF position paper on new technical 'revolution'; nanotechnology can be an invisible threat to humans and the environment, therefore WECF demands more risk research and risk assessment

21.08.2008




A new technical „revolution “ – that is how nanotechnology is called nowadays. It is proposed that nanotechnology can help to save energy or cure several diseases. But besides the welfare promises, nanotechnology can be an invisible threat for humans and the environment. WECF demands more risk research and risk assessment, use of nanomaterials only if it is clear that there will be no harm for health and environment, integration of nanoparticels in existing regulatory systems and providing of information to the public. What is Nanotechnology? WECF explains in this position paper.