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Nanotechnology Regulation in EU

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Prof. Van Calster's article for NLB on european nanotechnology regulation is available for download at Nanoforum's website here (free signup required). Here's a quote:
The expectation is that the EU will adopt a cautious approach, following the example of the European Chemicals policy under REACH. In that case, the burden of proof of safety is shifted from the authorities to the manufacturer. Product liability law is less likely to be applied, because this area is not harmonised at EU level. Geert van Calster compares the EU and US legislative framework and trends.