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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Where Does the Nano Go? End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies

Title:
Where Does the Nano Go? End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies

Abstract:
All materials and products eventually come to the end of their useful life, and those made with nanotechnology are no different. This means that engineered nanomaterials will ultimately enter the waste stream and find their way into landfills or incineratorsand eventually into the air, soil and water. As a result, it is important to consider how various forms of nanomaterials will be disposed of and treated at the end of their use, and how the regulatory system will treat such materials at the various stages of their lifecycle.

URL:
http://www.nanotechproject.org/publications/archive/pen_10_-_where_does/

Source:
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
July 2007

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