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March 28th, 2007

Nano regulations needed

Scientists in the emerging field of nanotechnology are warning that Canada must make a serious effort to examine the safety of nano-products, and consider whether the country needs new laws to govern them.

They say nanotechnologies may pose few risks to human health or the environment, but unless the issue is carefully studied and explained to the public, the new technology and its economic benefits may suffer from the same kind of public backlash that greeted the arrival of genetically modified foods a decade ago.


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