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Posted: Sep 23, 2010

New OECD report sums up current developments on nanomaterial safety

(Nanowerk News) A new document from the OECD ("Current Developments/Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials"; pdf) provides information on current/planned activities related to the safety of manufactured nanomaterials in OECD member and non-member countries that attended at the 7th meeting of OECD's Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (Paris France, 7-9 July 2010).
There are also written reports on relevant current activities in other International Organisations such as the ISO and the WHO.
In each meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN), the delegations have an opportunity to provide their developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials, so called "Tour de Table." An earlier version of this document was originally provided to the 6th meeting held 28-30 October 2009 in Paris, France.
This new document compiles information provided by member countries and other delegations on current developments on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials (section I) in their countries or organisations. There are also written reports on current activities related to nanotechnologies/nanomaterials in other International Organisations including the International Organisation for Standardisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation (section II).
This is intended to provide delegations and other stakeholders with a "snapshot" of information on activities related to manufactured nanomaterials, as well as other activities on nanotechnologies, at the national and international level. This "snapshot" was current at the time of the 7th meeting of the WPMN (July 2010).
Source: OECD
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