Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

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

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 .

####

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

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

Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat May 27th, 2016

Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things' May 26th, 2016

Thermal modification of wood and a complex study of its properties by magnetic resonance May 26th, 2016

Announcements

Fast, stretchy circuits could yield new wave of wearable electronics May 30th, 2016

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses: Like 3-D printing did for larger objects, method makes it easy to build nanoparticles out of DNA May 30th, 2016

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation: U of T Engineering discovery stands to improve reliability and fabrication process for treatments to conditions such as spinal cord damage and stroke May 28th, 2016

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Safety-Nanoparticles/Risk management

PETA science group publishes a review on pulmonary effects of nanomaterials: Archives of Toxicology publishes a review of scientific studies on fibrotic potential of nanomaterials May 26th, 2016

Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes May 11th, 2016

Non-animal approach to predict impact of nanomaterials on human lung published Archives of Toxicology publishes workshop recommendations May 2nd, 2016

Scientists propose non-animal tools for assessing the toxicity of nanomaterials: Particle and Fibre Toxicology publishes recommendations from expert group meeting April 26th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic