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September 19th, 2007

Warning over nanotechnology

The Which? has issued the Government with a ten point action plan which includes:

* Setting up a strategic stakeholder group to push through the actions needed
* Making research into health and environmental risks a priority
* Ensuring the public is consulted through a UK-wide debate about the direction of nanotechnologies

Which? chief policy advisor Sue Davies said: 'Nanotechnologies have the potential to offer many exciting benefits. But before the market is flooded with products, it's crucial the government addresses the lack of scientific understanding about some of their uses.

'The public needs to be consulted and involved in the decisions about the issues raised by nanotech - the potential risks and benefits and their future direction.'


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