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December 22nd, 2005

DuPont: The Truth Helps Nanotech

Jack Uldrich: I have to give DuPont (NYSE: DD) credit: It learns from its mistakes. This month, the chemical giant paid a $16 million administrative penalty for failing to report the dangers of perfluorooctanic acid, or PFOA.

The same week, the Environmental Protection Agency released a draft paper outlining a variety of concerns stemming from the gaps in scientists' understanding of the environmental and health effects of nanotechnology. On the face of it, the two events may not seem related, but they are. Let me explain.


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