Nanotechnology – labelling and definitions

 CFA representative Elaine Attwood made  a joint presentation on labelling and definitions  from a consumer perspective at a recent  workshop on nanotechnology organised by Standards Australia.

Good labelling and enforceable definitions are necessary for effective regulation and the management of environmental, health and safety risks.

Surveys and public engagement exercises show a very strong support for labelling for informed choice, as demonstrated more recently by the growing debate over labelling nano-materials in sunscreens.