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Environmentally responsible development of nanotechnology : how the U.S. government is dealing with the immediate and long-term issues of this new technology


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TitleEnvironmentally responsible development of nanotechnology : how the U.S. government is dealing with the immediate and long-term issues of this new technology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsRoco, Mihail C.
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume39
Issue5
Pagination106A-112A
Date PublishedMarch 1, 2005
Type of ArticleJournal Article
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0013-936X
Abstract

The article explains three of the most pressing environmental health and safety concerns related to the development of nanoscale products, and outlines the U.S. strategic plan for dealing with these concerns. These concerns include (1) making sure research laboratories and industry units working with engineered nanomaterials are aware of environmental health and safety concerns, and develop appropriate safety measures to address these concerns, (2) standardizing terms used to discuss nanotechnology so researchers, regulators, and representatives from industry are speaking the same "language," and (3) the development of methodologies for risk analysis and governance for managing new products and technologies created in the private sector and government.

DOI10.1021/es053199u