The EU NanoSafety Cluster maximises the synergies between European level projects addressing all aspects of nanosafety including toxicology, ecotoxicology, exposure assessment, mechanisms of interaction, risk assessment and standardisation.
The Cluster is formed on the initiative of the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), which sponsors these projects. Overall, Europe targets safe and sustainable nanomaterials and nanotechnology innovations. Cluster projects contribute to assuring environmental health and safety (EHS) of this Key Enabling Technology.
The EU NanoSafety Cluster enables:
- Efficiency and non duplication of work across European projects
- Coherence of nanosafety studies and harmonization of methods
- Formation of a consensus on nanosafety approaches and findings in Europe
It is helping to provide:
- A forum for discussion, problem solving and planning R&D activities
- A single voice for discussions with external bodies
- Knowledge on the risks of nanoparticles and nanomaterials for human health and the environment, of use to regulatory, policy, industrial and civil society stakeholders
More information in the Cluster Flyer.