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DAILY NEWS Dec 24, 2013 10:33 AM - 0 comments

Voluntary standards introduced for labeling nano products

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2013-12-24

Nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofibres? Nanotechnologies are increasingly pervading the products we buy, yet we are often unaware of their existence. In order to better inform consumers about their presence, ISO has developed a document which offers manufacturers a harmonized approach for the voluntary labelling of their nanoproducts and products incorporating nanotechnology.

The ISO technical specification, ISO/TS 13830:2013, Nanotechnologies — Guidance on voluntary labelling for consumer products containing manufactured nano-objects, provides guidance on the format and content of voluntary labels for consumer products containing manufactured nano-objects. It recommends, among other things, placing the term "nano" on product labels.

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