EU DYE-RELATED HEALTH LAWS MAY NEED REFORMING TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF NANOTECHNOLOGY

BY KEITH NUTHALL

DETAILS have emerged of the European Union (EU) review of environmental health legislation to deal with nanotechnology used by the dying and textile industry. Brussels is concerned these laws may need comprehensive reform because nanomaterials behave so differently from new articles, tighter controls maybe needed to protect consumers. In a policy paper, the Commission said: "Current legislation may have to be modified in the light of new information becoming available, for example as regards thresholds used in some ...


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