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June 27th, 2007

Seeing the environmental wood for the nanotech trees

The environmental group Bund, the German branch of Friends of the Earth, has issued a 24-page report on potential health and environmental risks of nanotechnology in the hope of rallying international support for more regulatory oversight. But some environmentalists say campaigning efforts should be directed elsewhere.

Patricia Cameron, chemicals policy and nanotechnology expert at Bund in Berlin, says that most environmental lobby groups are aware of the potential risks of nanotechnology, but generally have not campaigned intensively for new regulations.


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