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Nanoparticles are so small they slip through normal regulatory loopholes; they are already in our food packaging, clothing, and cosmetics. Little is yet known about their effects, but they can behave in strange and likely dangerous ways.
Ilise Feitshans [pronounced Fitzsan] directs The Work, Health and Survival Project. She is a lawyer with a PhD in international relations. Her dissertation will be published in 2017 as "Forecasting Nano Law: Global Health Impacts." In this interview, she describes how nanotechnology is rewriting the rules of chemistry and some of the products it is used in, and she calls for internationally harmonized regulation and an informed public.
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