EPA Unveils Research Strategy For Nanomaterials

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 3:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a new strategy to guide its research into how nanomaterials used in a growing number of consumer products might be harming human health and the environment.

The agency said Tuesday that the document outlines what research the EPA will support over the next several years to generate information about the safe use of nanotechnology and products that contain nanoscale materials.

Nanotechnology is the process of manipulating materials 1 million times smaller than a millimeter. Nanomaterials, lighter and stronger than...
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