A few points about this recent news story...
Nanotechnology Regulation Needed, Critics Say
By Rick Weiss, Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 5, 2005
First, good job by the writer, Rick Weiss, in making clear that the regulation in question concerns "nanomaterials." He uses that word several times before ever saying "nanotechnology."
Second, bad job by the Post's headline writer. It is misleading to imply that the article is about broad-based nanotechnology regulation as opposed to regulatory guidelines for nanomaterials.
Third, it is clear that considering health and safety regulation for nanomaterials or nanoparticles is appropriate. However, this must not be regarded as meeting the need for a broader-based investigation into the serious implications of molecular manufacturing.