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The Economist on Nano Safety

The November 22, 2007 issue of The Economist contains a story on nanotechnology safety entitled "A little risky business."   The article focuses on Andrew Maynard’s presentation before the House Science Commitee in October, an event we covered here, and also covers the ongoing debate over the use of silver nanoparticles as an antimicrobial agent in consumer … Continue Reading

Andrew Maynard Testifies Before House Committee

Andrew Maynard of the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson Institute testified on October 31st before the House Science Committee.  PEN’s press release is here and the full text of Maynard’s remarks are here.  In his testimony, Maynard advocated six steps to improve nanotechnology safety and criticized what he believed was a lack … Continue Reading

Congressional leaders urge nanotech safety research

According to a December 21, 2006 press release, both outgoing House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) and incoming Chairman Bart Gordon (D-NT) urged the Bush administration "to establish a research agenda with clear priorities to ensure a greater understanding of the potential environmental, health, and safety risks associated with nanotechnology."   I suspect that in 2007, … Continue Reading

Christian Science Monitor Endorses Maynard Proposal

The Christian Science Monitor dedicated its editorial yesterday to the issue of nanotechnology safety, and endorsed the proposal set forth in November’s Nature by fourteen scholars to discuss what lead author, Professor Andrew Maynard, termed the five "grand challenges" of nanotechnology safety. Citing a Lux Research study, the CSM editorial indicated that by 2014, manufacturers will sell … Continue Reading