The safety of manufactured nanomaterials

18 May 2007

The Royal Society organised a workshop that brought together international academic experts and members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPNM). This report summarises the main issues discussed during the workshop, held on 21 March 2007 in Dortmund, Germany.

The event enabled members of the WPNM steering groups to access independent scientific advice before they met to continue policy discussions on promoting international co-operation on research on the human health and environmental safety of manufactured nanomaterials

Almost 40 OECD participants benefited from the presentations and discussions. The international experts that attended the event were funded by the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, RSC: the Academies of the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences of Canada and the Science Council of Japan.