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Field of Study: Chemicals and Nanotechnology

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Description:
Part of Defra's remit is to protect the environment - and, consequently, human health - from the risks posed by exposure to hazardous chemicals. At the same time, the Government aims to maximise the important socio-economic benefits that we rely on chemicals for.

Whether a chemical represents a hazard or not depends on its scientific properties. Defra's job is to manage the risks relating to such hazards, that is, the chances of a hazard leading to the harm of humans or the environment


Themes
• Chemicals in the Environment (CB01)
• Chemicals in the Environment (CB04)
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