PAS 137:2013 Nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based products – Guide to regulation and standards
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This PAS documents the present state of UK regulation and standards in the absence of a comprehensive or integrated approach to the control of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based products. Its aim is to guide companies in understanding regulations and standards applicable to nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based products in a context in which there is usually no mention of or reference to nanotechnologies. In so doing it covers many fields of regulation and standards including environmental protection, occupational health and safety, consumer protection, product safety and liability, and the management of hazardous substances.
This guidance has been developed primarily for SMEs, to signpost regulations and standards relevant to the importation and manufacture of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based products. It might also beof interest to other organizations, including larger corporate entities, and a wide range of stakeholders and the public at large.
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