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US officials seek data on nanomaterials

1:15 PM MST | December 11, 2012 | Kara Sissell

A consortium including US EPA and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (USPC) says it is collaborating in a global effort to assess the potential adverse impact of nanomaterials on people’s health and the environment. Priorities include:  identifying, characterizing and quantifying the origins of nanomaterials; studying biological processes affected by nanomaterials that could influence risk; determining how nanomaterials interact with complex systems in the human body and the environment; involving industry to develop sustainable manufacturing...

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