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March 16, 2010 | Rethinking Nanomaterial Governance

Regulating nanomaterial is indeed difficult: For one, it is nearly impossible to intervene in early development phases - for example to ensure environmentally-friendly design - since the final application of the material may yet be unknown at this point. Any type of restriction at this time would merely stifle innovation. On the other hand, it is also impracticable and extremely expensive to

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October 9, 2009 | Nanotechnology: Transatlantic Regulation Required

From ketchup to facial creams, we face a silent revolution in industrial society at the nano-level (one billionth of a meter). Nanotechnologies have entered our daily lives as ingredients in all sorts of products from foodstuffs to cosmetics to chemicals. They are also used in information technology and energy storage. To date, however, the risks nano materials pose for health and environment are

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