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Nanotechnologies Action Plan

PTB-News 1.2017

As part of the Federal Government's “Nanotechnologies Action Plan 2020”, the federal authorities responsible for human and environmental safety have extended their joint research strategy.

As early as 2008, the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), the BAM – Federal Insti-tute for Materials Research and Testing, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and PTB started investigating the opportunities and risks relating to the use of nanomaterials. This has now been extended to so-called “new materials”.