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Home > Press > Stakeholders Applaud Measure in FY 2008 Appropriations Act Calling on the National Academy of Sciences to Develop Nanotechnology EHS Research “Roadmap

Abstract:
A diverse group of nanotechnology stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, large and small companies and research organizations, applaud the inclusion in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 of a measure that will aid in the development and implementation of a comprehensive federal nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research strategy.

Stakeholders Applaud Measure in FY 2008 Appropriations Act Calling on the National Academy of Sciences to Develop Nanotechnology EHS Research “Roadmap

Washington, DC | Posted on January 16th, 2008

Environmental Studies and Toxicology within 90 days of enactment" (by March 21, 2008) to develop and monitor implementation of the research strategy.

The diverse group that urged the Congressional measure is mindful of the significant efforts of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, but strongly believes that a comprehensive, independently developed research roadmap is urgently needed to identify the federal resources required to address the EHS implications of nanotechnology.

BEST's groundbreaking work in devising and overseeing EPA's research on the health effects of airborne particulate matter serves as a useful model for the work BEST is expected to undertake for nanotechnology EHS research. We anticipate that BEST will build upon its experience while taking into account ongoing related efforts, to develop and oversee execution of an integrated strategy to guide federal EHS research needed to support the safe development and use of engineered nanoscale materials and technologies.

Group members include:

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.

Lux Research, Inc.

American Chemistry Council

NanoBusiness Alliance

Arkema, Inc.

Natural Resources Defense Council

BASF Corporation

Oxonica

Bayer

PPG Industries, Inc.

DuPont

Sasol North America

Elementis Specialties, Inc.

The Dow Chemical Company

Environmental Defense

Unidym (formerly Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc.)

Evonik (formerly Degussa)

Union of Concerned Scientists

Foresight Nanotech Institute

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