The Centre for Nano Safety , at Edinburgh – Napier University in Scotland, officially opened it’s doors on November 11, 2009. The Centre’s mission is to study the possible toxicity of nanoparticles and to determine which ones might be able to penetrate human skin tissue  or could possibly cause harm to the environment.

Information that the Centre develops will be used by nanoindustries to produce less toxic and safer products and by British government agencies to develop appropriate regulations. Parliament may also use the Centre’s research as a basis for legislation affecting nanotechnology research and nanoindustries.