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EPA foregoes opportunity to improve nanotechnology oversight

2007), Davies and EPAs first administrator William Ruckelshaus wrote, Todays smallest materials pose a big opportunity and huge challenge for the Environmental Protection AgencyBut what do we know about nanotechnology, about its effects on human health and the environment" Not much. What are we doing to get these answers" Not enough. Can the existing regulatory system protect the public from potential problems with nanotechnology" Not adequately. It is time for the EPA to step into the breach and develop a research and regulatory framework for nanotechnology that helps us achieve its promise while avoiding or greatly minimizing any possible dangers. See: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/07/07/an_epa_for_the_21st_century/


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Contact: Julia Moore
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Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
12-Jul-2007


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