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Teeny-weeny rules for itty bitty atom clusters

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TitleTeeny-weeny rules for itty bitty atom clusters
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFeder, Barnaby J.
JournalNew York Times
Start PageSection 4, page 5
Pagination1/3 p.
Date PublishedJanuary 14, 2007
Type of ArticleNewspaper article
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number0362-4331

Article discusses the regulation adopted by the Berkeley, California City Council to regulate businesses that make or use nanoparticles. Written by the city hazardous waste manager, Nabil Al-Hadithy, the regulation requires businesses to annually identify any material they use or produce with at least one dimension of 100 nanometers to the , and to share what they know about possible toxicity, and describe procedures for tracking, handling, and disposing of them. Mr. Al-Hadithy hopes that the Berkley ordinance would stimulate regulators both naturally and internationally to further scrutinize the potential toxicity of nanotechnology.