Doctoral defense: start legislating on nanomaterials now!

Nanotechnology is fantastic. However, nanomaterials do not belong in ordinary consumer products - at least not if there is no reason for it - and not at all without being evaluated and regulated in detail by the environmental authorities.

This is the opinion of Steffen Foss Hansen, and his view is based on a solid foundation. He has, in fact, conducted research into risk and regulation of nanomaterials for ten years, and he has recently earned a doctorate after having defended his dissertation entitled ‘Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, Categorisation and Tools to Evaluate Nanomaterials – Opportunities and Weaknesses’.

The words in the title obviously indicate the subject-matter of the thesis, but they have also been carefully chosen and combined to form the subtitle ‘REACT NOW’. CONTINUE READING ON


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