Friday, December 4, 2009

Nanotech regulations

SPIE has an editorial article on regulation of nanotechnology risks: "Small concerns: nanotech regulations and risk management".
Nanomaterials have become a hot topic in the past decade, both for their advantages and hazards. Now The National Science Foundation says the nanotechnology industry could be worth $1 trillion by 2015, and would employ two million workers directly. Both governments and industry are looking at and addressing safety concerns, and determining the next steps for nanomaterial manufacturers and handlers.

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