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Regulators Set to Weigh In on Nanotech Safety

10:55 AM MDT | September 12, 2008 | Alex Scott

The market for nanomaterials, or particles that are a thousand millionths of a meter­, has risen from a few hundred million dollars several years ago to billions of dollars, analysts say. However, fundamental questions about the environmental and human health impacts of nanomaterials remain, and regulatory scrutiny from EPA and others could significantly dampen market enthusiasm, analysts say. EPA plans to issue a report in the coming months about the human health and environmental impacts of nanomaterials. The report is expected to identify the extent of the...

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