Nanotechnology And Product Safety

Law360, New York (November 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing commercial technologies — one eventually expected to cut a very wide swath across the global economy — and many public agencies and academic institutions are launching comprehensive efforts to understand its benefits and potential risks.

Recently, both the U.S. FDA and the European Union have issued reports concerning nanotechnology and product safety. Both bodies largely conclude that private industry must consider the special risks of nanotechnology in complying with existing regulatory requirements — even though official nanotechnology-specific regulatory regimes...
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