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Legal appraisal of nano technologies Existing legal framework, the need for regulation and regulative options at a European and a national level


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TitleLegal appraisal of nano technologies Existing legal framework, the need for regulation and regulative options at a European and a national level
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsFuhr, Hermann Andreas, Merenyi, Moch Katja, and Moller Martin
Secondary AuthorsKleihaur, Silke, Steffensen Bernd, and Gromm Michael
Corporate AuthorsOko-Institut e.V. Institut fur engwandte Okologie(Germany, Institute for Allied Ecology_, and Sofia: Sonderforschungsgruppe Institutionenanalyse(Society for Institutional Analysis)
Pagination75 p.
Date Published10/2007
PublisherSofia: Sonderforschungsgruppe Institutionenanalyse (Society for Institutional Analysis)
Place PublishedBerlin
Publication LanguageEnglish / German
ISBN Number1862-4804
Abstract

This report seeks to identify gaps in legislation both in Germany and at a European level regarding nanotechnologies, points out some possible regulatory approaches and recommends areas for further regulatory action. It gives an overview of nanotechnology and its potential environmental and health risks, looks in detail at different areas of regulation such as water, waste disposal and the workplace safety, discusses the regulation of nanotechnology under REACH regulations, and details a framework that can be used to adapt current legislation to deal with the unknown risks associated with engineered nanomaterials.

URLhttp://hesa.etui-rehs.org/uk/dossiers/files/Legal_appraisal_nano.pdf