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Home > News > African Resolution Urges Nations Worldwide to Ensure Safe Handling of Nanomaterials

March 1st, 2010

African Resolution Urges Nations Worldwide to Ensure Safe Handling of Nanomaterials

Abstract:
A resolution calling on countries to ban shipments of nanomaterial-containing wastes to countries that lack the capacity to manage the materials has been adopted by 53 African governments. The non-binding resolution stems from fears over the effects of nanoengineered materials and waste containing nanomaterials, which are being shipped to Africa by developing countries.

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