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U.S. Officials Detail Plans for Nanomaterials Research

10:32 AM MST | January 30, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. National Research Council has detailed a plan the U.S. should follow for assessing the safety of nanomaterials in anticipation of their increased use in a wide variety of consumer and other products. “Without a coordinated research plan to help guide efforts to manage and avoid potential risks, the future of safe and sustainable nanotechnology is uncertain,” the council said in a report released last week. The council is part of the National Academy of Sciences. The report presents an approach for developing research and a scientific...

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