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EU Project, SUN, publishes research reports for environmental and health risks associated with nanomaterials

Following 3 years of research the European project SUN, provides an answer to how we evaluate risks and take appropriate preventative measures in their research report, which has been disseminated over 140 research papers.

‘Nano’ sized materials could pose environmental and health risks under certain conditions. The uncertainties and insufficient scientific knowledge could slow down innovation and economic growth.

SUN (Sustainable Nanotechnologies Project), funded by the European Commission, was created to help understand the extent to which risks are sustainable, especially in relation to the traditional materials available, and to take the appropriate preventative measures.

Yordas Group worked alongside over 100 scientists from 25 research institutions and industries across 12 different European Countries, to complete one of the first attempts to understand the risks nanomaterials carry throughout their lifecycle, starting from their fabrication and ending in being discarded or recycled.

The extensive research process has not only generated an enormous amount of new scientific data and knowledge on the potential dangers of different types of nanomaterials, but has also resulted in key discoveries on interactions been nanomaterials and biological or ecological systems.

The SUN project has composed a guide for the safest products and processes, published on its website: www.sun-fp7.eu.

The SUN project is just one European project that Yordas Group is involved in. We recently announced the dissemination of H2020 Gracious, which was launched in January 2018. Click here to find out more.