Mistra Environmental Nanosafety

The Mistra Environmental Nanosafety program aims to build, through interdisciplinary research, knowledge to promote responsible use of nanotechnology in a sustainable society.

The research focuses on the environmental risks of nanomaterials; which properties of nanomaterials that should be avoided and how we can protect the environment from unacceptable emissions.

Through collaboration between researchers with expertise that spans many disciplines, from nanoscience and medicine to social sciences, and also including industry, a common platform is being developed for a broad dialogue with industrial stakeholders, as well as the public and legislators. This interaction is expected to help guide new nanotechnology research based on societal needs.

The program is expected to help to avoid undesirable environmental consequences of new applications of nanotechnology, but also to allow the use of nanotechnology to solve existing environmental problems. Examples of nanotechnology with environmental benefits are different types of material for the purification of water and air, or to absorb carbon dioxide.


This fall, the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm,...

June 30, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we present the Annual Report for 2015-2016. The research program...

April 06, 2017

It is still possible to submit late abstracts for poster presentations to NanoImpact Conference...

January 17, 2017

Case 1: Nanomaterials in road runoff

Case 3: Future nanomaterials

Case 2: Commercial nanoparticles

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