Friends of the Earth Australia has joined an international coalition of 44 environment, public interest and labour organisations calling for urgent precautionary management of nanotechnology’s toxicity risks to human health and the environment, and its significant social challenges. The group has released a joint statement (download below)  that details the principles which should underpin precautionary and democratic management of this powerful new technology. The coalition spans six continents and includes several Australian signatories – the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Biological Farmers of Australia, Friends of the Earth, GeneEthics and the National Toxics Network.