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Principles for the oversight of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials


By csep - Posted on 11 August 2010

TitlePrinciples for the oversight of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2008
Corporate AuthorsInternational Center for Technology Assessment
Date Published18 February 2008
PublisherInternational Center for Technology Assessment
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

This declaration, put out by Nanoaction, a project begun by the International Center for Technology Assessment and signed by a large number of international environmental and civil groups, lays out eight fundamental principles that these groups believe any adequate oversight and assessment of nanotechnology must include. This include a precautionary approach, mandatory, nano-specific regulations, focused research and attention on the health and safety of the public and workers and protection for the environment, transparency and public participation in the oversight process, attention paid to societal and ethical impacts, and liability for manufacturers and developers of nanotechnologies. The declaration calls for government bodies, organizations and relevant parties to begin developing and implementing comprehensive oversight mechanisms incorporating these principles as soon as possible.

URLhttp://nanoaction.org/nanoaction/doc/nano-02-18-08.pdf
Source Web Site

http://nanoaction.org/