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Environmental Defense and DuPont invite you to the launch of the Nano Risk Framework, a tool for evaluating and addressing the potential risks of nanoscale materials. The event will take place on Thursday, June 21, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Center Flom Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Media interested in participating should RSVP to Melanie Janin at 202-572-3240 by 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 19th. The event will also be webcast by the Woodrow Wilson Center and can be accessed at
http://vocuspr.vocus.com/VocusPR30/Url.aspx?100122x2926x94556 . For directions to the event, please see
Environmental Defense Director of Corporate Partnerships Gwen Ruta and DuPont Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Linda Fisher will discuss the impetus for forming this partnership and the rationale for developing a guidance document for responsible use of engineered nanoscale materials. They will also discuss how this framework adds to the growing public discourse on nanotechnology overall.
An overview of the Framework document will be provided by Scott Walsh (Environmental Defense) and Terry Medley (DuPont), followed by a panel discussion including Jim Willis, chairman, OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials; Andrew Maynard, chief science advisor, Woodrow Wilson Center-Project On Emerging Nanotechnologies; and Sean Murdock, executive director, NanoBusiness Alliance.
The Nano Risk Framework is designed to be a comprehensive, practical and flexible tool for documenting and communicating the steps a user has taken to evaluate and address potential risks of nanoscale materials. The Framework offers guidance on the key questions an organization should consider in developing applications of such materials, and on the critical information needed to make sound risk evaluations and risk management decisions.
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