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DuPont and ED Release Nano-Risk Guide

1:56 PM MDT | August 1, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

DuPont and Environmental Defense (ED; Washington) released a set of tools last week to evaluate and address the environmental, health, and safety risks of nanomaterials. The framework includes a six-step process that is publicly available to help organizations identify, assess, and manage potential risks. “This framework outlines a disciplined process for the responsible development of nanomaterials,” says DuPont v.p. and chief sustainability officer Linda Fisher. “While we do not see this framework as a substitute for regulation, we hope that...

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