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July 19th, 2006

Nanotechnology: Below the regulatory radar?

Immediate government attention is needed to address how best to regulate nanotechnology in Australia, with nanotech products such as some cosmetics, food and medicines already falling below the regulatory radar, three Monash law academics have this week told an international workshop.

The workshop into the regulation of nanotechnologies, attended in Melbourne by experts from Europe , the United States, Israel and Australia, discussed concerns that the public was being treated as "guinea pigs" with manufactured products increasingly containing nanoparticles.

Monash University

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