Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Nanoenvironmentalism

Hearings coming soon:
The debate over potential health and environment risks of nanomaterials may heat up further when the Environmental Protection Agency holds a public hearing in Washington on Sept. 29 on recommendations for voluntary nanotechnology safety guidelines scheduled to take effect in 2006. A group of 17 advocacy groups -- including Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club -- say the agency's proposal for voluntary self-regulation will not provide enough protection against potentially toxic nanomaterials.

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