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New National Nanomanufacturing Network Newsletter

The National Nanomanufacuring Network (NNN) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst just published its October newsletter which you can find here.  There is a nice article by Barbara Beck and Chris Long from Gradient regarding the recent Song nanoparticle study from China which was my first contributing editor piece for NNN’s InterNano.  Please read the newsletter … Continue Reading

Soil Association Cites Alleged Deaths in Renewed Call for Moritorium on Nanotechnology Commercialization

Earlier today, the Guardian printed a letter from the Soil Association criticizing the paper’s nanotechnology supplement appearing last Thursday.  The letter cites the Song study from China as more evidence supporting its call for a moratorium on nanoscale materials along with "nano-free" standards, which we have previously covered.  Key statements from the letter follow: "Seven women working … Continue Reading

ISO Publishes Nanotechnology Definition

Nanowerk is reporting that the International Standards Organization (ISO) completed its first step in developing standards for nanotechnology regulation.  The definitions are revealed in ISO/TS 27687:2008, Nanotechnologies – Terminology.   The three main materials covered by this first set of definitions and terminology are: … Continue Reading

UPDATE: Berkeley City Council to Consider Nanotechnology Regulation

On December 5, 2006 the Berkeley, California City Council began considering two municipal code amendments directly addressing manufactured nanoparticles.  As reported here earlier, the ordinance will amend two portions of the Berkeley Municipal Code, sections 15.12.040 and 15.12.050, to include reporting requirements for manufactured nanoparticles.  Those required to report are all "facilities" who produce or use … Continue Reading

Altairnano Provides EHS Example

At today’s session of the International Conference on Nanotechnology Occupational & Environmental Health & Safety in Cincinnati, Ohio, Altairnano President and CEO — Alan Gotcher — and Health Safety and Environment Facilitator — Tabitha Maher — both gave presentations regarding Altairnano’s environmental, health, and safety (EHS) efforts centered around the company’s use of nanomaterials.… Continue Reading