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Nanotechnology Regulation : Policies Proposed by Three Organizations for the Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act


By csep - Posted on 02 March 2011

TitleNanotechnology Regulation : Policies Proposed by Three Organizations for the Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLamprou, Anna
Corporate AuthorsChemical Heritage Foundation, Center for Contemporary History and Policy
Pagination32 p.
PublisherChemical Heritage Foundation, Center for Contemporary History and Policy
Place PublishedPhiladelphia
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsToxic Substances Control Act, TSCA
Abstract

This paper discusses the current primary law governing nanotechnology in the United States, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and addresses its limitations as identified by three interest organizations, the Friends of the Earth, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and the Environmental Defense Fund. After giving a background of how the TSCA is currently used to regulate nanomaterials, the author discusses the different policy recommendations that these organizations have suggested in regard to nanotechnology regulation.

URLhttp://www.chemheritage.org/Downloads/Publications/White-Papers/Studies-in-Sustainability_Lamprou.pdf