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Study of the Introduction of a Nanomaterials Regulatory Policy for Product Safety

제품안전관리를 위한 나노물질 규제정책 도입평가 연구

  • Received : 2014.06.05
  • Accepted : 2014.08.07
  • Published : 2014.08.31

Abstract

Recently, the use of nanotechnology in products is constantly expanding, and the problems on human health hazard has emerged as a major issue. A nanomaterials regulatory policy on the products is urgently required. This study analyzed the introduction of regulatory policies of nanomaterials contained in industrial products. In this study, the AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) method was applied and three regulatory policies were evaluated to analyze the validity of the introduction of a nanomaterials regulatory policy. To select the optimal regulatory policy, the policy evaluation criteria were set as enforcement (effectiveness), economics, acceptability, and protection. For the regulatory policies, self-regulation, product labelling, and enforced registration were introduced and evaluated as the regulatory policies, and product labelling was selected as the optimal regulatory policy.

Keywords

Product Safety;Safety Management;Nanomaterials;Regulatory Policy

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