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Characterising the potential risks posed by engineered nanoparticles

This report provides an update on the Defra's Nanotechnology Research Co-ordination Group’s objectives and associated programme of work.

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The Government has now published it’s second research report Characterising the Potential Risks posed by Engineered Nanoparticles. This report builds on the 2005 report and 2006 progress report, providing an update on the Defra’s Nanotechnology Research Co-ordination Group’s objectives and associated programme of work.

This report sets out an updated approach for funding additional research and places UK activities in an international context. It also responds to the recommendations made by the Council for Science and Technology (CST) review published in March 2007 of the UK research programme which was instigated following publication of the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering Report ‘Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies: opportunities and uncertainties’.