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According to EPA-funded research led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, multi-walled carbon nanotubes show significant potential for dispersal in aquatic environments – especially when natural organic materials are present.
While EPA hails its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) final rule as an incentive for businesses to use "preferred waste management methods" such as recycling, the advocacy group OMB Watch believes that the agency's rule failed to take into...
EPA on Dec. 18 finalized a rule that relaxes reporting requirements for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), a publicly accessible database that lists the type and quantity of toxic chemicals that companies release into the environment.
Nanotechnology has been hailed as the next industrial revolution. But according to the safety manager of a small nanotech start-up, the components of a nanotechnology EHS program are anything but revolutionary.
When you're a nanotechnology start-up company on a tight budget, implementing an EHS program might seem like a pie-in-the-sky proposition. But Tabitha Maher, environmental health and safety facilitator for Reno, Nev.-based Altair Nanotechnologies...
Failing to understand and address the EHS risks of nanotechnology could deter consumers from buying nano-based products, an expert told attendees of the American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) Solutions in Safety Through Technology Symposium...
With more than 300 allegedly nanotechnology-based consumer products already on the market, nanotechnology in the workplace presents an "immediate challenge" to occupational safety and health, according to one of the leading experts on the subject.
Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont says the results of a 54-year study conducted by the company shows no increased mortality risk in DuPont workers exposed to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used to make Teflon.
A report that evaluates the effectiveness of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) concludes that NNI needs to spearhead more research on the potential environmental, health and safety effects of nanotechnology.