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Research on the safety of nanomaterials: beyond Horizon 2020

The NanoSafety Cluster coordinates the funding of research projects at the European level that address the safety aspects of nanomaterials and the related technologies, such as toxicity, exposure and standardisation. Eva Valsami-Jones, Professor of Environmental Nanoscience at the University of Birmingham, leads the coordination team of the cluster. Read her interview about EU-funded research on nanomaterials and the benefits and risks of new innovations.

Helsinki, 28 February 2019 – The NanoSafety Cluster was set up by the European Commission to coordinate and sponsor EU-funded projects on nanomaterials. Since 2009, it has supported the Commission in determining where the largest knowledge gaps exist in nanomaterials safety.

Eva Valsami-Jones, the lead coordinator of the cluster gave an interview to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) about the different EU-funded projects, their achievements and key future research areas.

"Nanomaterials have captured our imagination with characteristics that we have never seen before. Yet they have equally captured our concerns by showing properties and toxicity that we have not yet fully understood,” says Ms Jones.

Read her full interview in the ECHA newsletter and watch our short video on nanomaterials research.