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puce-ronde WIV-ISP: Science at the service of Public health, Food chain safety and Environment.

The Belgian Scientific Institute for Public Health (known as WIV-ISP, Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid - Institut Scientifique de Santé Publique) provides support for public health policy through scientific research, expert opinions and divisional tasks.

On the basis of scientific research, the WIV-ISP formulates recommendations and solutions in respect of priorities for a proactive health policy at the Belgian, European and international levels. The WIV- ISP assesses the status of health and health indicators on the basis of scientific methods which it approves, develops and analyses within a certified quality framework. The WIV-ISP develops advanced solutions for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of current and emerging diseases, as well as the identification and prevention of health risks, including those resulting from the environment.

The WIV-ISP is active in nanotoxicology by taking part in projects assessing the applicability of in vitro assays to estimate the health impact of engineered nanomaterials.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 10:06