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IEEE Spectrum: German Environmental Agency Miffed at Exploitation of Position Paper on Nanotechnology

IEEE Spectrum: German Environmental Agency Miffed at Exploitation of Position Paper on Nanotechnology.

From Dexter Johnson at nanoclast:

Germany’s Federal Environment Agency (UBA) last week made a background paper available on their website, which they now concede contained no new research and none that their organization had actually performed, entitled “Nanotechnology for Humans and the Environment: Increasing Chances, Minimizing Risks,” that got the German and international press to generate frightening headlines like “Germany warns over dangers of nanotechnology”.

This wasn’t the reaction they were expecting so the the UBA authorities wanted to make clear in a new article that they don’t think nanotechnology is all bad. …

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