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Insurers scrutinize nanotechnology

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Rhitu Chatterjee
Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/es900041e
Publication Date (Web): January 21, 2009
Copyright © 2009 American Chemical Society

On September 24, 2008, the U.S. insurance company Continental Western Group (CWG) issued a statement noting that it would exclude nanotubes and nanotechnology from its coverage. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/es900041e?cookieSet=1

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Brazil: Collective Agreement in Chemicals Requires Nanotech, Environmental Training

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm

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Mapping Study On Regulation and Governance Of Nanotechnologies

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:43 pm

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Industry, NGOs at odds over nanotech regulation

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm

March 4th more here

EFSA publishes opinion on the potential risks arising from nanotechnologies on food and feed safety

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm

March 5 more here

Japanese Ministry Issues Guidelines to Reduce Risk from Nanotechnology

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm

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European Commission publishes paper on “nanomaterials in REACH”

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:29 pm

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Public Perceptions about Nanotechnology, Germany

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:27 pm

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Nanowires may help make better fuel cells

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm

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Regulation and Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials — Too Little, Too Late?”

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm

PhD Thesis Regulation and Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials — Too Little, Too Late?” by Steffen Foss Hansen, Ph.D. candidate at the Technical University of Denmark’s Department of Environmental Engineering
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New EU rules on nanomaterials cause controversy

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:18 pm

The provisions for nanomaterials in the recast of the EU Cosmetics Directive have come in for criticism from campaigners.
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Studies show nanoparticles used in sunscreens and makeup can harm the environment

In Uncategorized on March 30, 2009 at 7:16 pm

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Int J of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation Special Issue on Nanotechnology, Disability, Community and Rehabilitation

In Ableism, Disabled People, nano, Nanoscale on March 25, 2009 at 12:37 am

New in the Int J of Disability, Community and Rehabilitation (IJDCR)

The issue can be found here

An IJDCR Special Issue on Nanotechnology, Disability, Community and Rehabilitation edited by Gregor Wolbring,
Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Program, Dept of Community
Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada

Articles:

Editor’s Introduction to the Special Issue, by Gregor Wolbring

If Nanotechnology Were a Magic Wand What Obligations Would it Bring? Or:
The Right to Enhance Versus the Right to Morphological Freedom, by Heather
Bradshaw

Optimization of Human Capacities and the Representation of the Nanoscale
Body, by Michele Robitaille

Nanotechnology: Changing the Disability Paradigm, by Laura Cabrera

The journal welcomes submissions on a continuous basis that focus on nanoscale and nanoscale-enabled science and technology as it impacts on disabled people and the broader community and the role of rehabilitation professionals, family members and others.

to be estabblished call for members

In Law, nano, Nanoscale on March 4, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Canadian Standards Association would like to inform you that we are establishing a new Nanotechnology in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Technical Committee for the adoption/adaptation of international ISO/IEC nanotechnology standards into National Standards of Canada. We have attached the Call for Participants which will provide you with information about this project. If you or a member of your organization is interested in applying to be a member of this new Technical Committee, please submit your application to the Project Manager Ron Meyers at: ron.meyers@csa.ca.

Please feel free to pass this message along to your colleagues who may be interested in this standards activity. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31st, 2009. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Sincerely,

Davorah Katz

Project Assistant

Occupational Health and Safety/Mechanical Industrial Equipment Safety

Canadian Standards Association

5060 Spectrum Way, Suite 100

Mississauga, ON L4W 5N6

Email: Davorah.Katz@csa.ca