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March 16th, 2009

Japanese Ministry Issues Guidelines to Reduce Risk from Nanotechnology

Abstract:
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment released guidelines on March 10, 2009, with the intent of reducing the risk of environmental harm from nanomaterials. Japan currently does not have any laws or regulations governing nanomaterials and the new guidelines will be voluntary. The guidelines point out potential risks in nanomaterial manufacturing and urge companies to adopt policies that limit releases.

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The Bureau of National Affairs Daily Environment Report

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