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A regulatory gaps study for the products and applications of nanotechnologies - CB01075

Description
Defra needs to make certain that existing environmental regulations cover the potential risks posed by products and applications of nanotechnologies, and if gaps are found to exist, to identify measures that can be put in place to ensure adequate protection for human health and the environment.
This contract will examine the appropriateness of current frameworks for environmental regulation in the face of the risks posed by current and future products and applications of nanotechnology.

The aims of the proposed work are to:

· consider the appropriateness of existing frameworks for environmental regulation in the face of the risks posed by current and future products and applications of nanotechnologies - to focus on the risks posed by free nanoparticles and nanotubes; and

· identify measures that can be put in place to ensure adequate protection for human health and the environment, if any regulatory gaps are found (this should include the need for supporting regulatory guidance).

Project Documents
• Final Report : A scoping study to identify gaps in environmental regulation for the products and applications of nanotechnologies (SID5)   (495k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2006

Cost: £29,529
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Keywords
Chemicals              
Environmental Protection              
Risk              
Technology              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology