Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Group (ERAM)
The mission of the ERAM group is to establish the scientific knowledge for a comprehensive and early view of opportunities and risks of new technologies. Innovative technological applications will unfold most successfully if their potential positive and negative impacts - especially of the materials involved - on health, environment and society are anticipated as early as possible.
ERAM strives to integrate many aspects related to identifying and managing risks:
- Analysis of technological trends and opportunities
- Release of materials from products
- Sources and behavior in the environment
- Exposure and material flow modeling
- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
- Integrated assessment studies for sustainable innovation pathways
The current focal point of ERAM is on nanotechnologies and nanomaterials but also on microplastics.