Volume 90 Issue 5 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 30, 2012

Report Identifies Gaps In Nanomaterial Safety

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: nanotechnology, risk assessment

Despite some progress in understanding the environmental, health, and safety risks of nanoscale materials, the types and amounts of nanomaterials in consumer products or in development—and their possible applications and risks—remain uncertain, according to a report from the National Research Council. The report, released last week, recommends more research in four areas. One is identifying and quantifying the nanomaterials being released and . . .

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