Monday, January 31, 2005

Japan checks nanotech nanotox

Govt to check nanotech safety (Daily Yomiuri)

    The (Japanese) government has decided to evaluate the safety of materials produced using nanotechnology, a production method expected to become a core industrial technology in this century.

    Under the plan, the effect of nanotech materials on human health and the environment will be examined to establish safety standards and new legislation dealing with the new materials, government sources said.

    It is the first time for the government to examine the social influence of a new technology before it goes into practical use. More here

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