The French Afsset recommends application of the principle of precaution


The French Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (Afsset/Agence Française de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Environnement et du Travail) reported on Friday (10/10/2008) about its work on the assessment of potential risks linked to manufactured nanomaterials (see for example 1,2). According to the experts from the Agency, it is at present impossible to exclude the existence of toxic health or environmental effects. They thus recommend to apply the “principle of precaution” concerning the manufacture and transportation of nanomaterials.  

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