Necessity and approach to integrated nanomaterial legislation and governance.

By L. Wang J, Gerlach JD, Savage N, Cobb GP.Department of Environmental Toxicology, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health,TexasTechUniversity,Lubbock,Texas. Jan 2013.

While we are taking advantage of nanomaterials (NMs) and nano-products, they may pose a risk to humans and the broader environment…


Regulation by Means of Standardization: Key Legitimacy Issues of Health and Safety Nanotechnology Standards

By Evisa Kica* and Diana M. Bowman . 53 Jurimetrics J. 11–56 (2012).

This article analyzes the potential and the legitimacy implications of the standardization activities related to health and safety nanotechnology standards. In particular, it explores how the regulatory activities of the nanotechnology standardization developments can be analyzed and evaluated from the viewpoint of legitimacy.




The IUCLID User Manual for nanomaterials has been updated

February 28, 2013

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on February 28, 2013, that the International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID) user manual for nanomaterials has been updated. It includes instructions on how registrants can explicitly report when a nanoform has been used in (experimental) studies. It will help registrants to prepare or update […]

Necessity and approach to integrated nanomaterial legislation and governance.

By Wang J, Gerlach JD, Savage N, Cobb GP.  The Institute of Environmental and Human Health,TexasTechUniversity, Lubbock,Texas 2012

While we are taking advantage of nanomaterials and nano-products, they may pose a risk to humans and the broader environment…  we suggest an integrated multi-faceted approach which includes an integrated regulation that is based upon life […]

Commercial, Societal and Administrative Benefits from the Analysis and Clarification of Definitions: The Case of Nanomaterials

By Marc Saner & Anna Stoklosa. Creativity and Innovation Management Vol 22, Issue 1, pages 26–36, March 2013. Article first published online: 13 FEB 2013

The managerial, policy, technical and ethical decisions centred on emerging technologies are often hampered by a lack of consensus on what falls within the remit of such decisions. A lack of […]

German agencies attempt to tackle nanomaterials in EU regulation

By Joe Whitworth feb, 7, 2013

Three German government agencies have developed a proposal for amending European chemical regulation for nanomaterials.


Governing risk, engaging publics and engendering trust: New horizons for law and social science?

By Shawn H. E. Harmon,  Graeme Laurie, Gill Haddow. Science and Public Policy,   First published online: January 15, 2013

Modern biosciences require governance frameworks capable of simultaneously managing risk, coping with uncertainty, combatting  ambivalence, and building trust, while encouraging the delivery of those instrumental outputs that we value/demand…


Nanotechnology Risks Call for Stronger Industry Regulations

By Adam Soliman,  Food Safety News , October 16, 2012 Stronger nanotechnology regulations are needed because current laws monitoring  nanotchnology risks and safety are highly insufficient.

As the use of nanotechnology in food and products grows, there  is an urgent need for oversite and regulations on it’s risk and  safety.


La France oblige les industriels à déclarer les nanoparticules dans leurs produits

Par Angela Bolis Le  31.12.2012 à 11h28• Mis à jour le 04.01.2013 à 11h22

 En France, à  compter du 1er janvier, les fabricants et distributeurs de produits contenant des nanoparticules doivent  les déclarer à l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire afin d’assurer un minimum de traçabilité, d’informations au public et un recensement des produits mis sur […]

La France traque désormais les nanomatériaux

Par Céline Serrat et Laurent Banguet. Agence France-Presse 5 janvier 2013

Le gouvernement français vient de lancer le recensement des produits contenant des nanomatériaux, des particules infimes dont les risques pour la santé et l’environnement sont mal connus alors que leur mise sur le marché n’est encadrée par aucune procédure spécifique.


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