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Environmental Toxicity Testing (Sheffield Analytical by K. Clive Thompson, Kirit Wadhia, Andreas Loibner

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Will emerging nanotechnologies present a threat to our environment? Are we able to assess the toxic effect of very small particles? Do current approaches to assess and control chemicals consider cradle to grave options? Do research outputs adequately consider implementation needs and operational practice? Some solutions are already available but uptake and practical application are often difficult and other questions will require improved and effective dialogue between the scientists and the policy-makers.

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