Source: Meridian Institute – Publication date: January 2005
Meridian Institute released a paper in January 2005 to raise awareness about the implications of nanotechnology for poor people, both the potential opportunities and risks. The paper is subtitled "Closing the Gaps Within and Between Sectors of Society."
Source: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – Publication date: March 2007
This report is the follow-up to 'The Social and Economic Challenges of Nanotechnology', published in 2003. This excellent report had a world-wide impact. It was invaluable in cutting through the hype to identify important issues for research - and indeed society as a whole.
Source: Nanotechnology Industries Association – Publication date: May 2007
The new European law on chemicals, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), entered into force on June 1, 2007. This report of the NIA Masterclass & Workshop: Micromega - REACH for Nanomaterials includes a detailed analysis of the potential scenarios for 'Nanomaterials under REACH', and consequential 'Next Steps' conclusions.
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – Publication date: June 2007
This document is a report of the progress of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC) since its inception in 2004 through 2006. Using only internally redirected resources, the NTRC has begun to make contributions to all the steps in the continuum from hazard identification to risk management.
This report summarizes the contents and results of the 3rd International NanoRegulation Conference which took place from September 12-13,2007 in St. Gallen (Switzerland). The focus was on consumer products containing nanotechnologies, possible risks and regulatory approaches.