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NAS Calls for Nanotech Changes

10:09 AM MST | December 15, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

The National Research Council, a division of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington), says there are serious gaps in the government’s plan for assessing risks posed by nanomaterials. The government’s plan does not adequately incorporate input from industries that produce and use nanotechnologies, environmental and consumer advocacy groups, and other stakeholders, which is necessary to identify deficiencies in research strategies, NAS says. “The government’s current plan catalogs nano-risk research across several federal...

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