Nano-products and the question of regulation

Dr Simon Brown, a member of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology based at the University of Canterbury examines the issue of regulation of nanotechnology – an area yet to be explored in New Zealand.

The Australian Government last week released the Monash report, an independent review of how health, environmental and safety issues relating to nanotechnology could be covered by regulation.

Click the image below to view Dr Brown’s column published in The Press on Monday October 20, 2008 (it’s not available online).