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File Late lessons II Chapter 22 - Nanotechnology - early lessons from early warnings
Located in Publications Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation Single chapters
SOER Key fact object code Accelerating technological change: racing into the unknown
The breakneck pace of technological change brings risks and opportunities, not least for developed regions like Europe. These include in particular the emerging cluster of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information and communication technology. Innovations offer immense opportunities for the environment but can also cause enormous problems if risks are not regulated adequately.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends Key facts
Highlight Europe’s environment now healthier – but new risks emerging
Europeans live longer and healthier lives than in the past, partly due to successful environmental policies that have reduced the exposure to harmful environmental contaminants in air, water and food, according to a new report. However, these contaminants are still a problem, and several new health risks are emerging, for example, from new chemicals, new products and changing lifestyle patterns.
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