Contemporary and Future Challenges for Australian Nanoregulation
4 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2010
Date Written: February 22, 2010
Nanotechnology regulation in Australia faces challenges similar to those in other jurisdictions. These include how to define nanoparticles, whether to establish mandatory reporting and labeling requirements and how to implement precautionary regulation for nanoparticles likely to be high risk for human health or the environment. Another important regulatory issue is how to promote nanotechnological research and development focused on national benefit including assisting to resolve critical problems in public health.
Paper presented at ICONN 2010 Sydney and published in proceedings.
Keywords: Nanoregulation, Millennium Development Goals, mandatory reporting, new chemical entity, labelling
JEL Classification: D61, D63, D81
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