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Dutch Study Identifies Priority Areas for Nanomaterials Safety Research

5:15 AM MDT | September 10, 2009 | Alex Scott

Scientists undertaking exposure studies to determine the safety of nanomaterials should initially focus on sunscreens, DIY coatings and adhesives as these pose the greatest risk to consumers, according to a new study by The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Cleaning, and personal care products-especially cosmetics-should also be considered as high priority areas for safety research, RIVM says.   RIVM emphasizes in the report the lack of safety data relating to nanomaterials that are already in use.   Particularly for...

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