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Recalled Magic Nano product: quite possibly neither magic nor nano

The German government has issued a product advisory and the manufacturer involved has recalled a product called “Magic Nano.” This has caused a bit of fuss regarding nanoparticle safety, with the ETC Group renewing their call for a moratorium. ICON, on whose Editorial Board I serve, has issued a more moderate statement (pdf).

Gossip via the backchannel is that the product does not, in fact, contain nanoparticles. I will clarify this when I’ve heard with more certainty.

There’s a bright side to the fuss: it’s encouraging multi-stakeholder organizations such as ICON to refine their procedures, which will be useful when the more challenging issues raised by advanced nanotech come along. —Christine

One Response to “Recalled Magic Nano product: quite possibly neither magic nor nano”

  1. Grey Eminence Says:

    I am seeing shoe shine polish to tooth paste commericals saying they use nanotechnology.

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