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+ - No Gov't Regulation or Oversight of Nanotech

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intnsred writes: "As a logical consequence of starving the beast, Marketwatch reports 'the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) lacks budget, authority and expertise to ensure nanoproducts are safe.' Citing a Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies report stating, 'The inability of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to carry out its mandate with respect to simple, low-tech products such as children's jewelry and toy trains bodes poorly for its ability to oversee the safety of complex, high-tech products made using nanotechnology...' Nanotech products include baby bottle nipples, infant teething rings, paints, waxes, kitchenware, among other things, and even swimsuits being used in the Beijing Olympics."

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