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Posted: August 8, 2007
New OECD nanotechnology report on safety activities in member countries
(Nanowerk News) This week the OECD released a new document which provides information on current and planned activities related to the safety of manufactured nanomaterials in OECD member countries. Information was provided by delegations who participated in the 2nd Meeting of OECD's Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN). There are also reports on relevant current activities in other International Organisations such as the ISO. In addition, delegations added a short list of highlights at the top of their submissions to give readers a general idea of key events since the 1st meeting of the Working Party.
Titled "Current Developments/Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials/Nanotechnology", the 77-page report is a summary of the information provided at the second meeting of the WPMN in April 2007.
The 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 organizations. There are also written reports on current activities related to nanotechnology and nanomaterials in other International Organisations such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) (section II). In addition, delegations added a short bulleted list of highlights at the top of their submissions to give readers a general idea of key events since the 1st meeting of the Working Party.