Mitigating Risk In Mass Nano Torts

Law360, New York (February 1, 2012, 2:22 PM EST) -- Nanotechnology features more prominently in our lives every day, and its potential for revolutionary applications across several industries is widely recognized.[1] Nanoscale materials are found in commonly used consumer products such as cosmetics and baseball bats, as well as sophisticated technologies like medical diagnostic imaging and prescription medications.[2]

Innovation, however, often goes hand-in-hand with uncertainty.

Recognizing both the promise and the risk associated with the advancement of nanotechnology, the White House recently released a memorandum establishing principles for regulating nanotechnology: “Advances in nanotechnology can drive economic...
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