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JRC scientist argues for a need to define engineered nanoparticles

Scientific opinion published in "Nature"

Dr Hermann Stamm from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre defends the need to define engineered nanomaterials for regulatory purposes in an opinion published in the latest edition of "Nature", Risk factors: Nanomaterials should be defined.

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)

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