Environmental, occupational, and consumer protection are topics of rising concern. Our dedicated scientists are working on research topics to make our world safer. In recent years, a special focus has been on new materials such as nano-structured materials and improvement of chemical risk assessment technologies.
New materials such as nano-structured materials may develop very different characteristics and, therefore, general statements about their risks are difficult to make. Several studies are dealing with fundamental issues such as precise characterization of nanomaterials and the properties defining the inherent hazard potential. We are working to identify the toxic effects of nanomaterials at different testing levels.