Volume 92 Issue 27 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 7, 2014 | Web Date: July 3, 2014

Toward Safer Nanotechnology

The federal government works on the issue, but experts say there is room for improvement
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: nanotechnology, safety, risk

Federal agencies have made some progress in addressing the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) risks of nanotechnology, a report from the White House National Science & Technology Council concludes. The document, issued in late June, highlights key areas where federal agencies have worked together to address nanotechnology EHS concerns from 2009 to 2012.

Those areas include development of measurement tools that consider the entire life cycle of nanomaterials, collection of workplace exposure data, . . .

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