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Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Chapter 2: Environment, Health & Toxicology

Regulation of Nanotechnology in the Environment

Authors:W.U. Lehrenbaum, R. Zarghamee, C. Leopold Jr.
Affilation:Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, US
Pages:184 - 187
Keywords:environment, regulation, EPA, nanotechnology
Abstract:In this paper we examine the current state and likely future path of nanotechnology regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or “the Agency”). We also explore a number of initiatives that have arisen in parallel with the development of a national regulatory program, that are intended to (i) generate information on the health and environmental effects of nanoscale materials, and (ii) control the potential adverse impacts of nanotechnology on health and the environment.
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