Bloomberg Law
Oct. 26, 2012, 4:00 AM

Seeking Stronger EU Nanomaterials Rules,
Advocates Cite Rising Consumer Anxieties

A coalition of European environmental and consumer advocates has urged the European Commission to increase regulatory oversight of nanomaterials and mandate data collection on them.

Some attorneys tracking the issue told BNA they thought EU member states may be sufficiently sympathetic to advocates’ concerns that the Commission may increase its regulatory oversight of nanomaterials, while others thought financial problems facing European countries would work against more stringent regulations.

If the Commission fails to act, companies making and selling nanomaterials in the European Union may face a consumer backlash similar to that encountered by companies selling genetically modified foods, David Azoulay, ...

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