UE Nano-safety

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


Nanotechnologies give access to new and interesting properties of materials. Applications or potential applications of nanomaterials are today very numerous in research, industrial processes but also everyday life. As a consequence, impact on health and safety of those new substances becomes important. Indeed, assessment on life cycle analysis is a key element of development. This course presents the current knowledge and research regarding the potential risks associated to the development of nanotechnologies, organized around 3 axes:

  • Toxicology and ecotoxicology current knowledge, thanks to presentation of latest scientific studies on the subject,
  • occupationnal potential risks : how to manage an emerging risk ? what’s mandatory ? what kind of metrology can we use ? what are the best practices in order to prevent impact on health and environment ?
  • social perception of nanotechnologies over the world and over different cultures.