TITLE

Lawmakers fret over health, safety impacts of nanotechnology

AUTHOR(S)
Kramer, David
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Physics Today;Jun2008, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses issues related to the creation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) by the U.S. Congress to conduct nanotechnology research. A coalition of environmental groups petitioned to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the regulation of the most widely used nanomaterial, which is silver. Congressional experts urged the administration to direct more of the $1.5 billion nanotechnology research program toward addressing environmental, health and safety issues.
ACCESSION #
32541279

 

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