Nanotechnology deals with structures which are smaller than 100 nanometers. That is less than eight hundredths of the thickness of a hair. Numerous applications for this new technology only exist as yet on paper or in research scientists' laboratories. Not a great deal is known about the possible risks for humans and the environment, nor about the potential this technology holds.

At InfoNano you can find the latest information about nanotechnology - opportunities and risks for the environment, health and at work, practical applications, research reports, the current political debate and further links.

InfoNano is the central federal information office for nanotechnology, run jointly by the Federal Office for the Environment, the Federal Office of Public Health, the Federal Office for Agriculture, the Commission for Technology and Innovation, Swissmedic and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the State Secretariat for Education and Research.

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Last modification 26.05.2015

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