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APVMA and Nanotechnology

9 December 2008

The APVMA has released a position paper addressing the regulation of agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemical products that contain nanomaterials. The paper,
The APVMA and Nanotechnology (PDF, 437kb) looks at our role in delivering safe and effective agvet products. It also outlines a strategy for addressing potential health, safety and environmental considerations.

Last week the Minister of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, released the Monash Report - A Review of Possible Impacts of Nanotechnology on Australia’s Regulatory Framework . The APVMA's position paper responds strategically to relevant issues raised in this report.