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EPA’s Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program Receives New Submissions

The first phase of EPA’s voluntary Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) closes on Monday.  For those keeping track, the most up-to-date NMSP participation statistics as of July 24, 2008 follow.  It is shaping up to be a very respectable list of participants. Submissions Under Basic Program: (9 submissions – covering 68 nanoscale materials) DuPont; Nanophase Technologies Corporation; … Continue Reading

Ball State Professor Urges Caution in Using Nano-Based Building Materials

A Ball State University architecture professor recently urged building designers and builders to keep themselves informed of the possible health risks of using nanoparticles in building materials.  Dr. George Elvin pointed to commercially available nano-based water filters, HVAC filters, and cleaning products and coatings as possibly permitting exposure to nanoparticles.  Dr. Elvin indicated that the … Continue Reading