RIVM – The Netherlands


Nanotechnology has multiple applications. However, there is still much uncertainty about the potential risks related to this new technology. To help resolve these uncertainties, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment conducts research and provides policy advice to various Dutch ministries.

RIVM performs research into the risks associated with nanomaterials. RIVM also collects relevant knowledge on this topic in the Risks of Nanotechnology Knowledge and Information Centre (KIR-nano). This knowledge enables improvement of the legal frameworks that deal with the safety of materials and products made with nanotechnology. RIVM collaborates on the risk assessment of nanomaterials and provides independent and reliable information.

For more information, please visit their website following this link.