Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: Prevention through Design

Source: Position Paper 2 Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies: Prevention through Design – Safety and health at work – EU-OSHA The EU 2020 strategic goal of sustainable growth means building a resource efficient, sustainable and competitive economy. This includes developing new Read More …

Accelerating technological change (GMT 4) — European Environment Agency

Source: Accelerating technological change (GMT 4) — European Environment Agency The pace of technological change, particularly in the fields of information, communication, nano- and bio-technologies, is unprecedented. This provides opportunities to reduce humanity’s impact on the environment and reliance on non-renewable natural Read More …

The #nanomaterials´ path is like #asbestos´ way, even in the manners

There is moment in almost any discussion about nanotechnology and safety, in which arises the recurring comparison between nanomaterials and asbestos. It is not about a mere comparison from the point of view of materials science and engineering, of course, but Read More …

A collaborative network on environmental and human safety of nanotechnology

If you use to read this blog, you will have notice that health, safety and environmental of nanotechnology is in recent times a recurrent topic. Apart from my own interest for nanoEHS, an important reason for its outstanding presence is Read More …

Asbestos, nanotechnology and a “world without end” (continuation)

[Note: This post is continuation of the previous entry. They were, in fact, the same post, but I divided them in order not to do an excessive long entry] Going into depth on how are advances and working of nanotechnology Read More …

Asbestos, nanotechnology and a “world without end”

As a consequence of the peculiar circumstance described in this post on asbestos published weeks ago, I am having several discussions starting with the paradoxical situation surrounding this material for a long time. Later, in a given time during the conversation, Read More …