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Regulating nanotech debated: ensuring safety without stifling key innovations


By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleRegulating nanotech debated: ensuring safety without stifling key innovations
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAbate, Tom
NewspaperSan Francisco Chronicle
Issue1932-8672
PaginationC-1
Date PublishedJune 12, 2006
Type of ArticleNewspaper article
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

Panel of experts discusses how to regulate nanotechnology to ensure safety with out stifling innovation at Stanford University. Anthony Waitz, a Nanotech consultant who is monitoring the June 12th wants to make sure that nanoparticles avoid the large safety and environmental public backlash that has burdened the development of genetically modified organisms by engaging the public in early dialogue and making sure that proper oversight of the field is in place. The FDA is holding informational hearings in October to get up to speed on the safety of nano ingredients, and the chemical and semiconductor industries have been working with the Environmental Protection Agency on a voluntary upgrade to the Toxic Controls Act of 1976 called the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program.

URLhttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/12/BUGMKJBDB41.DTL&hw=Regulating+nanotech+debated+Abate&sn=001&sc=1000