Lynn L. Bergeson, “Switzerland Announces Continuation of Action Plan for Synthetic Nanomaterials,” Nanotechnology Now, January 23, 2015.
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) announced on December 17, 2014, that the Federal Council decided to continue the action plan for synthetic nanomaterials until 2019. See http://www.bag.admin.ch/nanotechnologie/12167/?lang=en The objectives of the action plan include:
- Development of regulatory framework conditions for the responsible handling of synthetic nanomaterials;
- Creation of scientific and methodical conditions aimed at identifying and preventing potential harmful effects of synthetic nanomaterials on health and the environment;
- Promotion of the public dialogue about opportunities and risks of nanotechnology; and
- Better utilization of existing tools for the development and rollout of sustainable nanotechnology applications.