UK Starts Monitoring Potential Risks of Nanotechnology

Monitoring environmental risks of nanotech. ‘The UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched a scheme to assess the potential risks of nanotechnology. Their Voluntary Reporting Scheme will collate information from industrial and academic researchers about the physical and toxicological properties of the nanoscale materials they work with, in order to help understand what impact they might have on health and the environment. The scheme will run until September 2008, and will supplement the government’s own research into this area.’

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