The importance of nanosafety
The physicochemical properties that make nanomaterials attractive technologically also raise questions and concerns from industry, consumers and regulators regarding their toxicity and potential for exposure.
Regulators continue to review existing information and have already introduced nanomaterial-specific measures in the United States and Canada, with developments underway in Australia, France, and in the European Union under REACH.
It is only a matter of time until wider regulatory measures are invoked which can be expected to impact manufacturers, importers, and users across the supply and value chains around the world.
Underlying the potential hazards and risks presented by nanomaterials is the fundamental responsibility that businesses and organisations have to their workers and customers to ensure that workplaces and products are safe.
Knowledge of the potential hazards and exposures presented by nanomaterials is developing rapidly, but the full picture of the risks and how to manage them is often incomplete.
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