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Abstract:
Expert Available for Comment on New Report

Can the Government's Nanotech Risk Research Strategy Ensure Safety?

Washington, DC | Posted on August 16th, 2007

Does the U.S. government
have an adequate risk research strategy to ensure that nanotechnology is
being commercialized safely?
What:
Today, the government will issue its prioritized nanotechnology risk
research needs. These new priorities are drawn from the federal
government's September 2006 report, Environmental, Health, and Safety
Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials. See:
http://www.nano.gov/html/news/EHS_research_needs.html .

Who:
Andrew D. Maynard, chief science advisor for the Wilson Center's Project
on Emerging Nanotechnologies, is available to comment on the government's
new revised nanotechnology risk research priorities. He is one of the
foremost international experts on addressing possible nanotechnology risks
and developing safe nanotechnologies. Maynard's Ph.D. is in ultrafine
aerosol analysis from Cambridge University (UK). His recent Congressional
and public testimonies are available online at
http://www.nanotechproject.org .

Why:
Nanotechnology was incorporated into more than $50 billion in manufactured
goods in 2006. By 2014, an estimated $2.6 trillion in manufactured goods
globally will use nanotechnology, or 15 percent of total global output. An
exciting new field of research and development, nanotechnology is the
ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture things usually between
1 and 100 nanometers. For a look at over 500 nanotechnology consumer
products, log on to http://www.nanotechproject.org/consumerproducts .

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About The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies is an initiative launched by
the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable
Trusts in 2005. It is dedicated to helping business, government and the
public anticipate and manage possible health and environmental implications
of nanotechnology.

For more information, please click here

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Lauren Crowley, Director of Outreach and Communications
Phone: (202) 691-4016
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