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Home > Press > The Nanoethics Group to Speak at Environmental Nanotechnology Conference: Nanoparticles offer benefits but also risks to environment and health

Abstract:
The Nanoethics Group today
announced that it will make two presentations at the upcoming "Environmental
Nanoparticles: Science, Ethics, and Policy" conference on November 10-11,
2008, hosted by the acclaimed Delaware Biotechnology Institute and
University of Delaware. The major themes of the conference include human
and environmental health, fate and transport, sensing and remediation, and
future policy directions.

The Nanoethics Group to Speak at Environmental Nanotechnology Conference: Nanoparticles offer benefits but also risks to environment and health

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA | Posted on September 28th, 2008

Environmental and biological systems may be significantly affected by both
large and small influences, and engineered nanoparticles represent the
smallest end of the scale. New materials enabled by nanotechnology have
much promise in a number of fields including medicine, energy,
manufacturing, and environmental remediation. However, the impact of these
nanoparticles on nature, human and animal health, as well as their
usefulness, is still not well understood and therefore will be explored at
the conference.

Both co-founders of The Nanoethics Group, Dr. Fritz Allhoff (assistant
professor at Western Michigan University) and Dr. Patrick Lin (visiting
assistant professor at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis
Obispo) will give presentations at the conference. Other speakers include
nationally- and internationally-recognized scientists, engineers, ethicists,
and science policy experts, such as: Richard Denison (Environmental Defense
Fund); Vicki Grassian (University of Iowa); Theodore B. Henry (University of
Tennessee); Michael F. Hochella, Jr., (Virginia Tech); Murray Johnston
(University of Delaware); Barbara Karn (US Environmental Protection Agency);
Gregory V. Lowry (Carnegie Mellon University); Andrew Maynard (Woodrow
Wilson International Center for Scholars); Terry Medley (DuPont); Robert L.
Tanguay (Oregon State University); Tuan Vodinh (Duke University); John Yates
(University of Virginia); and Wei-xian Zhang (Lehigh University).

The workshop is limited to 150 participants, and registration will close on
October 15, 2008.

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About The Nanoethics Group
Based at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly, San Luis
Obispo), The Nanoethics Group is a non-partisan research organization formed
to study nanotechnology's impact on society and related ethical issues. As
professional ethicists, we help to identify and evaluate possible harms and
conflicts as well as to bring balance and common sense to the debate. Our
mission is to educate and advise both organizations and the broader public
on these issues as a foundation to guide policy and responsible research.
For more information, please visit www.nanoethics.org.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Patrick Lin, Ph.D.
Research Director
The Nanoethics Group
patrick at nanoethics.org
+1.805.570.5651

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