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April 13th, 2006

ICON Puts Release on Magic Nano in Context

Although its name (MagicNano) suggests it is a product of nanotechnology, a spokesperson for Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), which initiated the recall, expressed doubts about whether there is any “nano” in the product at all. Without knowing the cause of the reported health effects, it is premature to assign blame to a specific ingredient or class of materials. This recall highlights the need for clarity with respect to terminology, hazard identification, cause and effect, and risk communication.

International Council of Nanotechnology

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