NANOTECHNOLOGY DIVIDE IN DEBATES CONFIRMED BY STUDY

BY KEITH NUTHALL

A EUROPEAN Union (EU)-funded study has confirmed the major differences between industry, governments and environmentalists over nanotechnology. This 'mapping study on regulation and governance of nanotechnologies' involving Britain's Institute of nanotechnology, the Innovation Society, Switzerland, and others. It confirmed environmental and consumer groups want probes into nanosafety and a "strict precautionary approach"; industry thinks current environmental health laws are sufficient; while governments prefer more ...


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