This recently published article begins with the assistant secretary of the ACTU, Geoff Fary, once again raising the shadow of asbestos and calling for the Australian government to issue regulations.

To its credit, the article does move beyond Mr. Fary’s attempt to create an atmosphere of fear, giving space for other voices to be heard calling for more research and study of the effects of nanoparticles on the environment and human health and to develop regulations and policies in a calmer atmosphere and not to panic.