JRC scientist argues for a need to define engineered nanoparticles
Scientific opinion published in "Nature"
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This is a reply to an article by Andrew Maynard, in which he argues against a need for such a definition. Dr Stamm concludes that there is an urgent need for a definition of nanomaterial, more specifically “particulate nanomaterial”, that can be used in a regulatory framework. Such a definition should not seek to identify hazardous materials, but should assist industry and regulators in identifying where specific safety assessments might be necessary.
Photo: Nanofabrication process of a polymer prepared with colloidal lithography in order to produce a sensor for the study of protein interaction © EC (2009)