This chapter examines the tools that are at the forefront of addressing the risks posed by nanomaterials—the laws and regulations in the United States and European Union that are used to regulate chemicals. The chapter first examines the use of US chemicals laws to regulate nanomaterials and then turns to the EU’s chemical regulations. It concludes by comparing the US and EU approaches. A hypothetical scenario is used to demonstrate the manner in which the same nanomaterial could be addressed under the differing regulatory regimes
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