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Friends of the Earth Australia submission to NICNAS regulatory consultation on Proposal for Regulatory Reform of Industrial Nanomaterials


By csep - Posted on 22 April 2010

TitleFriends of the Earth Australia submission to NICNAS regulatory consultation on Proposal for Regulatory Reform of Industrial Nanomaterials
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2010
Corporate AuthorsFriends of the Earth, Australia
Access DateApril 21, 2010
Pagination27 p.
Date PublishedFebruary, 2010
PublisherFriends of the Earth, Australia
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

In a response to calls from Australia's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme for feedback on Australia's first systematic regulation of novel nanomaterials, the Friends of the Earth, Australia published this response. The response points out the lack of information about the negative effects of novel nanomaterials, and states that this knowledge gap makes it impossible to judge whether the outlined strategy provides for the sound management of industrial nanomaterials. The report cites this reason for why the group continues to call for a moratorium on the commercial use of nanomaterials until safety sciences, metrology, and measurement work can catch up. The group also calls for the organization of a day-long conference between interested stakeholders and members of the public to discuss and further develop the technical details of this regulatory strategy.

URLhttp://nano.foe.org.au/sites/default/files/FoEA%20submission%20to%20NICNAS%20regulatory%20consultation%20Feb%202010.pdf
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http://nano.foe.org.au/