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June 9th, 2007

AIHce: Agency Heads Dish on Challenges, Goals

Despite the current regulatory and political hurdles, Howard argued that NIOSH is making strides in addressing the safety and health challenges of the 21st century.

Nanotechnology, for example - an emerging topic in the occupational safety and health community - is fraught with unknowns, Howard noted, and coming up with regulations for risk control is not a possibility at the moment. However, NIOSH and other stakeholders are engaging in voluntary activities that look at best possible prevention practices - which for now, Howard said, are working well.


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