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Further information about nanomaterials


Managing the risks posed by new technologies (including nanotechnology) to health and safety of people and the environment can be achieved by:

  1. Reviewing the ability of the existing regulatory framework to deliver an efficient and effective response to the new technology. Where appropriate:

    1. Using the existing regulatory framework and implementing regulatory or procedural changes to maintain or enhance human health and environmental standards

    2. Considering whether a specific regulatory system may be required where a new technology poses unique challenges that cannot be regulated effectively under the existing regulatory framework

    3. Using inclusive and transparent processes for review activities

  2. Making use of the best scientific evidence available for risk based assessment of the impacts of the new technology on human health and the environment, including the ability to review decisions as new scientific evidence becomes available;

  3. Adopting measures to protect public health and safety and the environment where best available scientific evidence is insufficient to support the safety of the product/chemical.,


NICNAS and the regulation of nanoforms of industrial chemicals


Nanoscience and nanotechnologies


Nanotechnology and Work Health and Safety

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