Nanotechnology

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of research into the toxicology of nanoparticles; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK is a key contributor to the global nanosafety effort, much of which is brought together through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's priority nanomaterials sponsorship programme. This £50 million research collaboration is expected to start delivering results of its research into the toxicity and effects of manufactured nanomaterials soon. This will further our understanding of the basis for measures that might be needed to manage potential risks.

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