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UPDATE: Canada Regulation of Nano

Updating yesterday’s information that Canada anticipates enacting national regulation concerning the reporting and tracking of nanomaterials, there is some additional confirmation.  CBC News is similarly reporting that Environment Canada anticipates enacting a national reporting regulation next month.  While Environment Canada is not commenting directly on the news, CBC states, "Department officials said the plan is to … Continue Reading

National Nanotechnology Regulation in Canada?

The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, via Nanowerk, is reporting that Canada will announce, in February, that it will release a national regulation aimed at requiring the submission of the "use of engineered nanomaterials" by manufacturers and users.  "The information gathered under the requirement will be used to evaluate the risks of engineered nanomaterials and will help … Continue Reading

Interim Report: Lukewarm Response to EPA’s Nanoscale Material Stewardship Program

Earlier today, the EPA published an interim status report regarding its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program.  A final report is expected in early 2010. Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program, Interim Report, January 2009, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. At the outset, EPA notes that "[t]he findings and conclusions [of the] report should not … Continue Reading

New Poll Results on Public Awareness of Nanotechnology

It’s election season, which means an inundation of polls.  While most address "who’s a better leader" and "who’s more trustworthy," the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies has released its third (quickly becoming annual) poll on the public’s awareness and acceptance of nanotechnology.  This year’s poll also asked questions concerning "synthetic biology" in addition to nanotechnology.  In my … Continue Reading

Report on Food Packaging

Earlier this week the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies and the Grocery Manufacturers Association released the report, Assuring the Safety of Nanomaterials in Food Packaging.  The report addresses the growing concern of using nanomaterials in food packaging and related applications.… Continue Reading

Reducing NanoRisks and Increasing NanoRevenues

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) recently published a short pamphlet intended to steer "nano firms" down the path towards commercial prosperity. D. Lekas, "How to Reduce Your Firm’s Risk and Increase Revenues Related to Nanotechnology," Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, PEN Brief No. … Continue Reading