World’s first mandatory national nanotech rule soon in Canada ?


According to an article (28/01/2009) on the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) website, the Canadian government is planning to release next February the world’s first national regulation requiring companies to detail their use of engineered nanomaterials ; quantity, usage and toxicity data would be required. According to Andrew Maynard, (chief science advisor for PEN), “This is information that is vital to ensuring the safe use of nanotechnology (…) This decision by Canada (…) is an important step toward ensuring that nanotechnology regulation is driven by accurate information and high-quality science.

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