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Frequently Asked Questions about Nanosafety

Here we have collected answers to questions about safety of nanomaterials that we are often asked when meeting visitors, school classes or the general public.

Our research concerns manufactured (also called engineered) nanoparticles in contrast to nanoparticles that occur naturally. Many questions that we are often asked when meeting visitors, school classes or the general public concern nanosafety and can be grouped in these categories:

Sustainability and environment: here, you can find answers to questions concerning recycling, risk of unintentional release to the environment
Answers to sustainability and environment questions

Nano in products: here, you can find answers to questions concerning production of materials that contain nanoparticles.
Answers to nano-product questions

Is nano dangerous? Here you can find answers to questions concerning effects of nanoparticles on humans and whether it is possible to prevent exposure
Answers about the dangers of nanoparticles

Toxicology: here you can find answers to questions how to study toxicology and whether nanoparticles can penetrate the skin.  
Answers about toxicology of nanoparticles

Responsibility: here you can find answers to questions about legislation and guidelines, mainly for occupational eposure to nanoparticles
Answers about legislation and quidelines

Exposure: these questions are about measuring exposure and risk management
Answers about exposure and precautionary measures