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March 5th, 2008

Safe approach to nanotechnology – BSI British Standards publishes new guidance for UK industry

Abstract:
BSI British Standards today announces the publication of nine documents for nanotechnology terminology and guidance for UK industry which will support worker, public and environmental safety and underpin commercialization and procurement.

The worldwide market for nanotechnology-enabled products is expected to exceed $1 trillion a year by 2015, and nanotechnologies are already used in medicine, ‘green technology', and in over 500 consumer products as varied as laptops, sunscreen, tennis rackets and socks. To support this rapidly expanding enabling technology and to enable its safe application, BSI British Standards has drawn together industry expertise to create common definitions for nano-related products and guidance on labelling, safe handling and materials specification.

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