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Berkeley to be first city to regulate nanotechnology

In nano on December 12, 2006 at 1:31 am

SAN FRANCISCO – The use of subatomic materials as microscopic building blocks for thousands of consumer products has turned into a big business so quickly that few are monitoring the so-called nanotechnology’s effects on health and the environment.

So Berkeley intends to be the first city to step into the breach and attempt to regulate the nascent but fast-growing industry.

The City Council is expected Tuesday to amend its hazardous materials law to compel researchers and manufacturers to report what nanotechnology materials they are working with and how they are handling the tiny particles.
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