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February 2nd, 2006
UCLA has developed a new testing method that would help manufacturers monitor and test the safety and health risks of engineered nanomaterials. Currently, no government or industry regulations exist for this emerging technology.
Recognizing a need to develop a rational, science-based approach to nanotoxicology, Dr. Andre Nel and his UCLA team have developed a new testing method to assess the safety and health risks of engineered nanomaterials. Nel also is establishing NanoSafety Laboratories Inc. in association with the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA to help manufacturers assess the safety and risk profiles of engineered nanomaterials.
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